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Dikshit reminds voters of Cong’s work in her 15 yrs

The former CM also questioned the AAP on the source of its funding.

Written by Ananya Bhardwaj | New Delhi | Published: February 5, 2015 3:13:58 am
Sheila Dikshit, Delhi, congress Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit at a rally in Greater Kailash on Wednesday. (Source: Express Photo by Praveen Khanna)

Requesting voters to keep Delhi’s overall development in mind, Congress leader and former chief minister Sheila Dikshit said, “Ek galat faisla Dilli ko peeche le jayega, barbad kar dega. (A wrong decision can take Delhi backwards, destroy it).”

Addressing a crowd of a around a hundred in Greater Kailash — most of them party workers— Dikshit reminded voters of how the Congress worked for the capital’s development for 15 years.

Dilli ko Congress ne aage badhaya. Metro di, bijli di, paani diya, flyovers diye, schools or hospitals diye. Lekin zyada shor nahin machaya. Humare PM sahab chila chila ke kehte hain ki Dilli ko bijli denge, unhen toh yeh tak nahin pata ki bijli Dilli main 10 saal pehle hi aa chuki hai. Yeh kaise Pradhan Mantri hain? (The Congress took Delhi forward — gave it the Metro, water, power, schools and hospitals. But we didn’t boast about it. Our PM keeps shouting that he will give electricity to Delhi. Doesn’t he know that electricity came to Delhi 10 years ago. What sort of a PM is he?)” she said.

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The former CM also questioned the AAP on the source of its funding.

“I want to ask Kejriwal where does he get so much money for advertisements. The Congress doesn’t have so much. Where is this “honest party” getting so much money from?” Dikshit said.

Promising that the Congress will provide water connection throughout Delhi if voted to power, Dikshit said, “The Prime Minister is promising free water, which is impossible. We do not have water resources; we need to borrow it from either Haryana or UP. We initiated talks with the states while in power. I promise if we are voted back, every household will have water.”

Commenting on Delhi’s pollution level, the former Delhi CM said, “From the time we have been voted out of power, pollution levels have gone up. When the Congress was in power, the clean and green Delhi campaign had maintained pollution levels.”

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