Delhi suffers as (BJP) MCD sits on crores meant to help fix Capital

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    Bad roads, rampant disease and no women's toilets: Delhi suffers as MCD sits on crores meant to help fix Capital


    The Capital of the country is in a mess. No public toilets for women in the markets, bad roads, filth on the streets, lack of street lights, miserable sanitation and sewage, diseases such as dengue and malaria - Delhi isn't the city that its taxpaying residents deserve.

    Yet, the three BJP-ruled municipal corporations in north, south and east Delhi are sitting on piles of cash, crores that they have been allotted to fix Delhi but have chosen not to spend.

    The tall promises of the corporations of better roads and sanitation, combating diseases and the like have fallen flat. It's been the same old story year after year because lackadaisical corporations have failed to utilise the money as was expected of them.


    According to figures available with Mail Today, the three corporations, on an average, could not even spend 40 per cent of the total allocated budget in 2013 for the developmental works they have been promising.

    The story of apathy and inefficiency is visible all across the Capital. But civic leaders from the ruling BJP are banking on 'better off than before' logic.

    Opposition leaders, however, are not ready to buy that, and have been referring to figures to prove the ineptitude of the three civic bodies. Their allegations are substantiated by the ground reality faced by citizens.
    'Promises not delivered'

    "The promises they have made in the 2014 annual budget are the same promises they made last year but couldn't be achieved," said Mukesh Goel, Leader of Opposition in North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC).

    Among its long list of promises, the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) under the BJP had included toilets for women in the markets.

    Goel pointed out that even though Rs 1 crore was allocated in every ward for this, not a single toilet has been built. Similarly, the Corporation had budgeted Rs 7 crore for maintenance of gardens and equipment. But, only Rs 4 crore has been spent under this heading.

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    "Even out of a total budget of Rs 10 crore for maintenance of roads in rural areas of North Delhi, only Rs 5.44 crore has been spent. For the urban areas, the budget was Rs 52 crore and only Rs 26 crore was spent under this head," Goel said.
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    The tale of unspent money continues in the south where the civic body has failed fix the problems of diseases, sanitation and garbage disposal.

    "In order to combat dengue and malaria, a budget of Rs 45.5 crore was sanctioned. But the SDMC only managed to spend Rs 18.8 crore. An alarming 5,574 cases of dengue and 200 cases of malaria were reported in the Capital. I don't understand why they couldn't use the entire budget," Leader of Opposition in SDMC Farhad Suri said.

    In 2012, Rs 319 crore and in 2013 Rs 455.8 crore were sanctioned by the SDMC to take care of sanitation, and yet the situation of sanitation and cleanliness is south Delhi is regrettable, Suri said.

    But BJP leader and Leader of the House in SDMC Subhash Arya rejected Suri's allegations.

    "Sanitation and parks are much better now as compared to what it used to be. I am not claiming that we have achieved all that we set out to, but we have progressed and working on it," Arya said.

    The situation is no better in East Delhi, where roads are in awful shape. Traffic snarls have become a common feature, causing extreme inconvenience to the residents. Dilapidated roads worry residents.

    Opposition leader in the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) Variyam Kaur said: "A total of Rs 365.8 crore was sanctioned to maintain roads and street lights in East Delhi. A lot of the street lights, some even on the main roads, don't work. There are large potholes everywhere on the roads."

    Garbage spilling on the streets is another problem that East Delhi residents have to suffer though there's enough money to tackle the problem.

    "Rs 323.33 crore was the sanctioned budget for sanitation in 2013-2014. But there was not a single day without complaint about garbage not being removed, or about unclean streets or sewage issues. Garbage rots for days," Kaur said.

    EDMC officials blame the garbage problem on unauthorised colonies in the area, saying that residents throw their rubbish on the streets.

    BJP councillors lose opportunity to earn goodwill

    By Shibaji Roychoudhury in New Delhi

    Their party may not be holding power at the Delhi Secretariat, but BJP councillors are losing the opportunity of winning public goodwill by their incompetence at the trifurcated MCD in the Capital.

    Although the BJP is in power in the three civic agencies - north, east and south - carved out of the MCD, the party has failed to deliver its promises made in its manifesto two years ago.

    Starting from the formation of local ward committees, social security cards for rickshaw pullers and domestic workers, providing Rs 5,000 to girls studying up to Standard V to town vending committees, none of the tall promises have been fulfilled by the party in last two years.

    The BJP had also promised a transparent and efficient citizen participative governance to its voters. While seeking a second term, the party had promised to make a resident ward committee (RWC) in each constituency.

    However, at a time when the AAP is aggressively pushing for swaraj, the BJP seems to have gone back on its promise of participatory governance. Currently, RWCs formed in 272 wards in 2012 are lying defunct.

    "The committees were to submit a detailed report to the Mayor every quarter and discuss the existing issues in their area. However, after the MCD trifurcation, none of the mayors have meet RWC members," United Resident Joint Action (URJA) founder Sanjay Kaul said.

    Now BJP leaders are blaming it all on the erstwhile Sheila Dikshit government for their poor show.

    "It was the then Delhi government that didn't give the money to girls as they already have Laadli scheme," Leader of the House, SDMC, Subhash Arya said.

    Regarding tehbazari licences, Arya clarified that the street vendor issue is in progress under the party's rule in civic bodies.

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    Re: Delhi suffers as (BJP) MCD sits on crores meant to help fix Capita

    @Singh,

    OT, but did you know that your hero Kejriwal actually asked for the twin 5 room Duplex for his residence and one of his kins approved it>

    And then the drama of being an an admi and 'rejecting' the two houses!

    The actual skulduggery is being exposed slowly like peeling an onion.



    All political parties are frauds, high on promises, low in implementation as AAP and the BJP, or for that matter, the Congress is showing it!
     
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    Re: Delhi suffers as (BJP) MCD sits on crores meant to help fix Capita

    AAP is an MCD level party and it shouldn't fight Lok Sabha, they will damage the budget and everything.
     
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    Sir,

    It is unfortunate that you wish to unleash your vitriol on Kejriwal based on an old news. It has been debated to death on this very forum.

    Kejriwal had opted for a twin Type 4 flat reserved for DDA junior officers.

    I opposed Kejriwal's decision to not go for those flats under pressure. He ought not to try and please everyone.

    Sheila Dickshit still occupies a 3 acre bungalow valued at between 600-1100 crores. And Mayawati occupies two bungalows.

    Now Kejriwal has opted for a 3 bedroom type 6 flat.

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    Now onto the topic,

    How would you compare BJP MCD rule with AAP's Delhi rule ? No news on BJP's glorious governance ?
     
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    Re: Delhi suffers as (BJP) MCD sits on crores meant to help fix Capita

    Sir, you are spot on... This is exactly I have been trying to put forward for last one and half month just after the Delhi election....

    All are corrupt be it Congress or BJP or for that matter AAP... no one is exception here as the same society is sending the same set politicians to all these parties... The problem starts when one climbs a high pedestal wearing honesty mask proclaiming others as dishonest, when they themselves have not walked the talk...
     
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    Re: Delhi suffers as (BJP) MCD sits on crores meant to help fix Capita

    It is not old news.

    It is TODAY'S HEADLINES.

    It is now official that Kejriwal asked for that twin duplexes of 5 bedroom each.

    What pressure?

    Has he no perception of what is right or what is wrong and has to swing like a weather cock under the buffeting of the wind?

    Shela Dixit didn't and she was a three time elected CM inspite of that!
     
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    Re: Delhi suffers as (BJP) MCD sits on crores meant to help fix Capita

    It is not old news.

    It is TODAY'S HEADLINES.

    It is now official that Kejriwal asked for that twin duplexes of 5 bedroom each.

    What pressure?

    Has he no perception of what is right or what is wrong and has to swing like a weather cock under the buffeting of the wind?

    Shela Dixit didn't and she was a three time elected CM inspite of that!

    Actually, not only you should have stopped TimesNow, you should stop seeing all Private channels, Hindi or English. They all are quite anti AAP, ever since that law Min said that the media is paid!
     
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    Re: Delhi suffers as (BJP) MCD sits on crores meant to help fix Capita

    Kejriwal had asked for those 2 flats. It was reported in the media last month. In fact his wife had gone over and decided that these were indeed fine.

    CM living in a Type 4 flat, and then being called a hypocrite, sigh, people are so uninformed.

    Must be a slow newsday, having to regurgitate an old news.

    I have no idea what this particular part means ?

    Are you comparing the glorious Congress rule at centre or BJP rule at Municipality level with the shoddy work of AAP ? (sarcasm in case some of our Modi fans didn't get it)


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    Re: Delhi suffers as (BJP) MCD sits on crores meant to help fix Capita

    The news has been not regurgitated.

    It has merely found official request for the houses, which till now was hearsay.

    He was living in a Flat that was authorised to his wife, who is an IRS officer.

    No one asked him to come down in the status of house he was living in (thanks to his wife).

    Did anyone ask him?

    It is just that he wanted drama and that is all!

    You mentioned pressure forced him to choose a even smaller flat.

    So, you forget things quite fast these days.
     
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    I apologize, I didn't know you were bashing Kejriwal on hearsay last month.

    Please excuse me, for my unwillingness to indulge anymore, in a debate which I already had with you last month.

    And esp on a thread which has nothing to do with it, and for which you have already opened a thread.
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    I need official deeds because I can't rely on hearsay.

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    He is entitled to seek an accomodation as CM of Delhi. He doesn't have to ask anyone for it. Why are you so cross ?

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    Yes, Kejriwal wanted a drama about his house, his car, his bowel movements. What an attention seeking whore.
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    I'm the only one who sees the humor in your posts? :confused:
     
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    Ring road could do with a touch up, couple of weeks ago a bike's front tyre got stuck in a pothole.
     
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    the money is actually spent on funding Mr modi's campaign. BJP is non corrupt
     
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    Can we just stop this nonsense threads of local news.
     
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    Thanx for your valuable contribution.
     
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    Re: Delhi suffers as (BJP) MCD sits on crores meant to help fix Capita

    It was not hearsay. It was news on all media.

    It is news now, possibly because they have detailed info.


    I need official deeds because I can't rely on hearsay.

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    It is because it is a silly sham to ask for accommodation that is below your entitlement.

    Did he do so when he was an IRS officer holding Govt accommodation?

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    You hit the mail on the head.

    What is more it is silly populism.




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    This is not a local issue with Congress and AAP. This is their entire national strategy actually. Congress tried this route of MCD bashing to get BJP to lose in the outlying areas in 2012. They even tried a haphazard trifurcation. Still they lost. The riff-raff of Congress was then absorbed by AAP and now AAP is again trying more of the same for mostly the same reason. Lay of the land is such that outer delhi votes for BJP and as the areas get higher up the food chain they begin to vote for Congress.

    Congress wanted to blame MCD for the failure of governance in Delhi now AAP wants to try that route. Congress rout in Delhi was not because of some new found AAP chaap idiocy. Congress got routed in Delhi because BJP had already till around 2012 almost decimated the lower echelons of Congress in Delhi (Councilors, paarshad). Delhi enjoys a special status and Delhi knows that. This causes a pro-incumbency which Congress benefited from all these years. But this gravy train has stopped and now the Congress wishes that they had capable councilor level people with them (real political muscle / cadre). Since they do not (nor does AAP) so both try the same bright strategy.
     
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    By local I meant whole Delhi and its local issues, we can certainly have such threads about local issues but this section is full of such nonsense threads since Delhi election results, it looks like we are discussing only Delhi's idiotic local issues here.

    I agree with whole post.
     

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