The BJP came to power in the Delhi Legislative Assembly in 1993. Madan Lal Khurana of the BJP then became the CM of Delhi. Khurana emphasised on curbing issues related to empowerment, education and infrastructural developments. As an opposition in the state, the BJP has addressed a number of daily concerns of the common people of Delhi. The party has also initiated programmes such as "Minority Morcha", "Youth for Change", "Senior Citizen Programme", "Mashal and Candle Light March against Electricity Tariff Hike" and similar awareness programmes for the people of the state. The BJP is reaching out to different colleges and universities in Delhi to involve the youth in their party ideology and working structure.
Narendra Modi who is campaigning strong for the upcoming Delhi elections to be held on 4th December, held a massive rally in Delhi in September. This rally, called the ‘BJP Karyakarta Sammelan' saw Modi criticizing Sheila Dikshit-led Congress government in Delhi on issues such as corruption, poor health facilities, price rise, increasing electricity and water bills, lawlessness and violence in the state, and women being highly unsafe in the city.
Delhi BJP Manifesto
The BJP has finally revealed its cards by announcing the party’s manifesto for the upcoming assembly elections in Delhi. Combined with the ‘clean’ image of its Chief Ministerial candidate Dr. Harshvardhan, the party will hope that the manifesto will be enough to swing the public opinion in its favour. It is noteworthy, however, that the party borrowed many ideas from the AAP’s book.
Here are the highlights of the manifesto:
- Electricity: Much like the Aam Aadmi Party, the BJP has promised an instant cut in electricity bills if it is voted to power. But while the AAP promised a respite of 50%—whose feasibility some analysts are questioning—the BJP has assured a reduction of 30%. The party will definitely hope that the 30% figure strikes as ‘credible’ to the public. "Power tariff is the most important issue in the manifesto. We will give the people freedom from Congress’s bad administration," said Vijay Goel, the party’s Delhi president.
- 70 constituencies, 70 manifestos: The party also announced that it will launch a different manifesto for each of the 70 constituencies in Delhi. One can’t help notice that this idea is directly lifted from the AAP manifesto, which makes one doubt the ultimate vision of the party for the capital city.
- Social justice: In a move aimed to appease the smaller communities of the city, the BJP has announced that it will work to ensure justice for the victims of the 1984 riots. Most of these are settled in and around the Tilak Nagar area of Delhi. This too was covered in the AAP manifesto.
- Vegetable prices: Addressing the problem of the recent price hike, the BJP promised that it would lower the vegetable prices within 30 days of being voted to power. It also promised to work towards regulating the prices so that the common man in Delhi doesn’t have to face such hardship every again.
- Poor families: The BJP also promised to regularize the unauthorized colonies in the city and improve the housing and living conditions of the poor. It also said that the Lal Dora area will be expanded. The Congress party has been already at work to woo the population of Lal Dora by easing land-use policy.
- Healthcare: The BJP also has big plans to improve healthcare in the city. Its manifesto promises that trauma centers will be opened in all the districts of the capital. The party will also provide health insurance to every citizen of Delhi. Further, it said that 25 types of medicine will be provided free of cost to every citizen of Delhi. While the practicability of this can be questioned, the announcement is a welcome step.
- Minorities: Seeking to address the minorities in the city, the party has promised that it will form a Madrasa Board to look after the interests of the Muslims. Appeasement of the Muslim voters is crucial for the party if it seeks to build a secular reputation and win the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
- Subsidized LPG: The party also promised 12 subsidized LPG cylinders every 12 months for the poor families. At present the number of subsidized cylinders provided is 9. This will definitely appeal to the weaker sections.
- Transportation: To offer better transportation services to the densely populated areas of the city, the party promises swift implementation and expansion of the Monorail project. Notably, the project has already been planned for those areas of Delhi where the Delhi Metro could not reach.
Contact details of BJP
Official Website: http://www.bjpdelhi.org
Office Address: 14, Pandit Pant Marg, New Delhi 110001
Contact Numbers: 011- 26491119, 011-23712744
Email id: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
BJP Candidate List for Delhi Polls 2013
|Sl.||Constituency No.||Constituency Name||Name of the Candidates|
|3||3||Timarpur||Smt. Rajni Abbi|
|4||4||Adarsh Nagar||Shri Ram Kishan Singhal|
|7||7||Bawana (SC)||Shri Guggan Singh|
|10||10||Sultanpur Mazara (SC)||Susheela Bagadi|
|11||12||Mangolpuri (SC)||Ramkishor Narwaria|
|13||14||Shalimar Bag||Ravindra Bansal|
|14||15||Shakur Basti||Shyam Lal Garg|
|15||16||Tri Nagar||Nand Kishore Garg|
|17||18||Model Town||Ashok Goyal|
|19||20||Chandani Chowk||Suman Gupta|
|20||21||Matia Mahal||Moh. Nizamuddin, Advocate|
|22||23||Karol Bag||Surendra Ratawal|
|23||24||Patel Nagar||Poornima Vidyarthi|
|24||25||Moti Nagar||Subhash Sachdeva|
|26||27||Rajouri Garden||Manjinder Singh Sirsa (Akali Dal)|
|27||28||Hari Nagar||Sham Sharma (Akali Dal)|
|28||29||Tilak Nagar||Rajiv Babbar|
|30||31||Vikas Puri||Kishan Gehlot|
|31||32||Uttam Nagar||Pawan Sharma|
|37||38||Delhi Cantt.||Karan Singh Tanwar|
|38||39||Rajinder Nagar||R P Singh|
|39||40||New Delhi||Vijendra Gupta|
|41||42||Kasturba Ngar||Shikha Rai|
|42||43||Malviya nagar||Aarti Mehra|
|43||44||R K Puram||Anil Sharma|
|45||46||Chhatarpur||Shri Brahm Singh Tanwar|
|46||47||Deoli (SC)||Gaganshrilal Pradhan|
|47||48||Ambedkar Nagar (SC)||Khusiram|
|48||49||Sangam Vihar||Dr. S.C.L. Gupta|
|49||50||Greater Kailash||Ajay Malhotra|
|50||51||Kalkaji||Harmit Singh Kalka (Akali Dal)|
|52||53||Badarpur||Ram Veer Bhiduri|
|53||54||Okhla||Shri Dheer Singh Bidhuri|
|54||55||Trilok Puri (SC)||Sunil Vaidya|
|57||58||Laxmi Nagar||Abhay Verma|
|58||59||Vishwas Nagar||O.P. Sharma|
|59||60||Krishna Nagar||Dr. Harsh Vardhan|
|60||61||Gandhi Nagar||R C Jain|
|61||62||Shahdara||Jatinder Singh Shunty (Akali Dal)|
|62||63||Seema Puri (SC)||Shri Rampal Singh|
|63||64||Rohtas Nagar||Jitendra Mahajan|
|65||66||Gonda||Sahib Singh Chauhan|
|68||69||Mustafabad||Shri Jagdish Pradhan|
|69||70||Karawal Nagar||Mohan Singh Bisht|
Last Updated on 11/26/2013