IN & OUT WITH POLITICS
BJP councillor Kartar Singh Tanwar and some other leaders from Congress and BSP joined the Aam Aadmi Party and Former AAP legislator M S Dhir joined BJP.
“There is corruption at every level in the three BJP-led municipal corporations. During the 49 days of AAP-government, corruption was eradicated. Being inspired by the work of Arvind Kejriwal and ideology of his party, I am joining AAP,” Tanwar, former chairman of south MCD standing committee, said.
Tanwar, who promised to work towards cleaning politics and “exposing BJP’s misdeeds” in the MCD, said, “The saffron party has been ruling municipal corporations since seven years and converted it into a den of corruption.”
Member of AAP’s Political Affairs Committee Sanjay Singh said leaders from other political parties who do not have any criminal record and do not face any serious allegations were welcome to join the party. Another councillor Reeta Chauhan from Bakhtawarpur ward, an independent who quit the BSP after the 2012 MCD elections, also joined AAP. Other leaders who joined AAP were BSP leader from Narela, Sharad Kumar Chauhan, former BJP youth leader Vijay Bansal and Congress leader from Mundka Dharampal Lakra. Accusing municipal corporations of falling short in maintaining cleanliness in the national capital, Sanjay said they had sent “hundred photos of dirt and filth to all three MCDs, but officials didn’t take any action”.
Asked about former AAP MLA M S Dhir joining BJP, AAP leader Ashutosh Srivastava said the party had conducted an assessment of his work and found that he hadn’t done much for his constituency.
As per the report card by Monetary Committee for Mr. Dhir, in such a short span of time, he has been able to orgainse 38 Mauhaula Sabhas, worked on 10 road infrastructure projects, 250 new street lights, 437 new toilets and much more. So, this suggests that AAP is just trying to get away with the situation by denying its own factual reports.
MS Dhir, who was the Speaker of the last Delhi Assembly, said that he was impressed with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s work and was sure that the Delhi BJP would do well under Modi’s leadership and guidance.
“The entire world is impressed by the development model of Modiji. I believe the country will progress a lot under his leadership. Before joining AAP last year I was a member of BJP. So, for me it’s like homecoming,” said elated Dhir.
The Delhi BJP which could not form a government in Delhi despite being the single largest party in the Assembly is more than happy to have Dhir on board. Dhir was elected Legislator from South Delhi’s Jangpura constituency.