A newly formed political party Swaraj India said Saturday that it will accept applications from candidates for the upcoming MCD election only till 5 pm of 14th March, 2017.
Swaraj India has declared the names of 96 candidates in the three lists released so far, while the party is contesting all 272 seats in the MCD election, which is expected to take place in April.
According to the party, any citizen of Delhi can apply to become Swaraj India’s candidate for the polls. The party says it is encouraging youth and women to participate in politics. However, it did not explain the reason for its preference for “youth and women.”
Swaraj India says it has set up three separate screening committees for the three municipal corporations. The screening committee recommends names to the selection committee after preliminary screening of candidates.
Moreover, an independent integrity committee headed by Anjali Bhardwaj has also been constituted. It is empowered to make a final decision on any kind of complaint against the candidates.
Recently, Swaraj India had released “Saaf Dil, Saaf Dilli,” the party’s vision for Municipal Governance. The party has highlighted ‘environment and sanitation’ as its main agenda for the MCD election in Delhi.
Through its Vision Document, Swaraj India has come up with an action plan for a garbage-free Delhi, epidemic-free Delhi, and pollution-free Delhi action plan.
Photo courtesy: Swaraj India
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