The SAD contested four seats in the 2013 and 2015 assembly polls — Hari Nagar, Rajouri Garden, Kalkaji and Shahadara. While the party won only the Rajouri Garden seat in 2013, it lost all seats in the 2015 polls.
The Delhi Development Authority (DDA), which is the nodal agency for implementation of in-situ development of JJ clusters, has completed the demand survey of 32 JJ clusters and started a survey of 160 slums on DDA lands in various parts of the city.
Tiwari, who was present at the event, said: “As a state president, my duty is to ensure that we form a government in the state. The issue is not who will be CM; instead we should look at the AAP’s restlessness. This shows that they will not be able to sleep at night.”
A senior leader said the party does not want to make last-minute changes as it feels it has delivered a good performance in the corporation and Lok Sabha polls, which it had fought under Manoj Tiwari’s leadership.
Regularisation of unauthorised colonies has remained a major poll issue in Delhi for decades. The BJP and the AAP have been vying to take credit for giving ownership rights to the people living in these settlements, ahead of Assembly polls next year.
All three civic bodies are ruled by the BJP and party leaders have inaugurated or announced a slew of new projects in the past two weeks — new classrooms in MCD schools; bonus to sanitation staff; and allocating money for ghats ahead of Chhath puja.