As she prepares for Assembly polls in November with “full courage and conviction”,Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today indicated giving special focus on social sector and infrastructure development when the Delhi Budget for 2013-14 is presented next month.
Dikshit,who has emerged as one of the most powerful chief ministers in the Congress,sounded confident of a fourth straight victory in the Assembly polls,saying the party would like to continue to serve the city.
“When we will go to the battle,we will go with full courage and conviction (to win). We will try our best. I will keep on working for people. It is our duty to serve the people,” Dikshit told reporters here when asked about her preparation for the polls.
Dikshit,who has been at loggerheads with DPCC chief J P Agarwal on various issues,said though the party unit has not been very active of late,it will get its act together in due course of time.
“If it is made effective now,then it will lose steam during the election time. It will get its act together in due course of time,” she said after releasing a ‘Working Report’ on the performance of her government in the year 2012.
Asked what would be her priority in the budget,Dikshit refused to divulge the details but said her government will keep its focus on social sector,infrastructure development,education and transport sector.
Dikshit,who also holds the Transport portfolio,had set aside 65 per cent of the total plan outlay for social sectorschemes. Earlier,the Chief Minister in her address to top officials of her administration,complimented them for working “diligently” despite facing “lot of difficulties” from the Union Home Ministry.
The Chief Minister was addressing top officials of her government at a function to mark completion of 14th year of her government in Delhi.
“We are facing lot of difficulties from the Home Ministry. I know you are working under pressure. But still you have been doing a good job,” Dikshit said.