Today in Pics: November 25,2013

Today in Pics: November 25,2013


Citing multiplicity of authorities as a major hurdle in development of Delhi,Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today made a strong pitch for single command system in the capital and demanded Congress President Sonia Gandhi's intervention to "end city's woes". (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)


"It is a request that whether we get full statehood or not,we want single command system in Delhi,so that we don't have to run from one department or ministry to other to get things done. This hampers the development and growth of the city," Dikshit said. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)


A month back,Dikshit had made the same request to Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi at a rally held at Mangolpuri. Urging Rahul Gandhi to solve the issue,Dikshit had said the multiplicity of commands caused confusion and delayed developmental work. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)


"There are a number of authorities here,the government,MCDs,NDMC,Lieutenant Governor etc. Multiplicity of commands causes complexity and leads to confusion. If there is one command,this problem can be solved. I urge Rahul Gandhiji to work for the redressal of the problem," Dikshit had said. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)


In other demand,Dikshit also sought Sonia's assistance in developing a common economic and development zone in Delhi NCR. "Every year five lakh people come to the national capital in search of jobs. We have limited land. There is need to develop NCR,especially Noida and Gurgaon,and form a common economic and development zone,for overall development. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)


Terming himself as a "reluctant politician",BJP's chief ministerial candidate for Delhi Harsh Vardhan today tried to woo the medical fraternity and said it was because of doctors that he could win his first elections in 1993. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)


Making an appeal to around 300-350 doctors,chemists and medical students gathered at the residence of Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley,he said in 1993,when his party asked him to contest elections,he was initially "reluctant". (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)


"I entered the fray at the last moment. It's because of the support of the doctors that I could win elections," he said. Trying to strike an emotional chord,he added,"During the pulse campaign,everyone worked,but doctors had a major contribution to eradicate polio from Delhi. People said polio cannot be eradicated,but the way you did it,we can also finish corruption." (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)


He also asked the doctors to form teams in all the 70 assembly seats of Delhi and start campaigning. "Doctors have a different bond with their patients. If you (the doctors) can take our message in all the 70 seats,then we will certainly win in all the seats," he said.


"We have seen the work carried out by Dr Harsh Vardhan and we are proud of it that someone from our field has been projected as the chief ministerial candidate," said Dr Anil Goyal,president-elect of the Delhi Medical Association. (IE Photo:Amit Mehra)