Defacing of City Walls Begins for MCD Election in Delhi
At present, three major parties – Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and Congress – are in the field for the MCD election.
By Rakesh Raman
As most politicians in India are illiterate or mannerless, they go berserk before every election in the country.
The same is visible for the upcoming Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) election. Delhi – which is already the most polluted and perhaps the dirtiest city in the world – is getting more filth of election posters that are being pasted across the city.
Even a child knows that defacing of walls is a bad habit. But these bad-mannered politicians are leaving no stone unturned to spoil the city instead of keeping it clean.
Moreover, the Election Commission of India (ECI) also suggests that no political party has any right to deface or spoil any private or public building by pasting of their posters, writing of slogans, painting of their symbols, etc. But most politicians ignore Commission’s advice. Sad but true.
At present, three major parties – Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and Congress – are in the field for the MCD election. However, now a new political outfit Swaraj India has also decided to try its luck.
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In last year’s MCD by-poll, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) – which is running the Delhi government – could win only five of the 13 seats for which 45.9% of the 6.7 lakh voters exercised their franchise.
The by-poll result was a major setback for AAP – led by Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal – considering the fact that the party won 67 seats in the 70-member Delhi Assembly.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party BJP, which leads the 272-member civic body, could manage only three seats in the by-election to fill the positions that were rendered vacant after some MCD councillors won the Delhi state election in 2015.
The MCD by-poll was an encouraging comeback for Congress which won five of the 13 seats. Congress could not win any seat in Delhi in the 2014 Lok Sabha election and the 2015 assembly election.
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The poor show in MCD by-poll is expected to jeopardize AAP’s position in this year’s MCD election that AAP aspires to win. The one-man show of Kejriwal is fast losing its clout among Delhi voters because of AAP’s constant failures in Delhi.
During the past about two years of Kejriwal’s rule in Delhi, the living conditions for the people in the capital of India have gone from bad to worse.
Now, voters of Delhi are feeling cheated by Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). In an ongoing RMN Poll, a whopping 78% people say they are not satisfied with Kejriwal’s AAP government in Delhi.
By Rakesh Raman, who is a government award-winning journalist and runs free school for deserving children under his NGO – RMN Foundation.
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