While BJP MP from East Delhi Maheish Girri booked a show at Delite Cinema on Asaf Ali Road, spokesperson and co-media head of Delhi BJP Praveen S Kapoor got tickets for party workers at the same movie hall on Sunday.
More than 2,000 workers have been tasked with looking after the arrangements and logistics for the event. Party sources said that over 3,000 hotel rooms have been booked for leaders coming from different parts of the country.
BJP Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari told The Indian Express that he will write to the ministries or departments concerned to make data of Delhi’s beneficiaries available to different morchas, who will then be assigned the task to visit homes.
The BJP had expelled 84 leaders during the MCD polls as they were engaged in “anti-party activities” after they or their spouses were denied tickets. Many of them had even fought the elections against BJP candidates but lost.
The East corporation has not raised any objections to the survey being conducted by the commission, which falls under the AAP-led Delhi government. The political wing of the North and South Corporations said they raised objections as the survey is being done with a “political motive” by the Delhi government.
In the last four months, over 60 children have died of diphtheria in Delhi’s Maharishi Valmiki Infectious Diseases Hospital. The Indian Express tracked down their families to understand what makes children vulnerable to a disease that can be prevented by vaccination.