Saturday, 3 August 2013
Chalo Talkatora Stadium – Sunday, 10 am, BJP organizes Jhuggi Jhopri Sammelan
BJP National General Secretary Ananth Kumar, Siddhu, Goel to address the rally
New Delhi, August 3 : To highlight the sordid living conditions in the Jhuggi Jhopri Clusters of Delhi which has gone from bad to worse in the last 15 years of Congress rule, the Delhi Bhartaya Janta Party has called a Jhuggi Jhopri Sammelan (Conference) on Sunday, August 4 at Talkatora Stadium. The Sammelan begins at 10 am and thousands of JJ Cluster dwellers from across the city are expected to reach the venue to lodge their grievances.
The Sammelan will dwell upon the key problems of the JJ Clusters and BJP’s commitment to sort them out on priority basis after coming to power. It will be addressed among others by BJP National General Secretary Shri Ananth Kumar, Delhi election Co-incharge Shri Navjot Singh Siddhu and Delhi BJP President Shri Vijay Goel.
Giving out information about the Sammelan, Shri Goel said that BJP has always stood by the poorest of poor of the city and fought for their rights and upliftment. “The JJ Sammelan is our attempt to once again expose Congress governmentin Delhi which has forced JJ dwellers to live pathetic conditions. Since this government has ignored them for last 15 years, it will be wishful thinking to imagine that Congress government would do anything to change their plight in last three months of her rule. Now, BJP has taken upon the responsibility to transform the lives of JJ Clusters and it will do so on priority after coming to power.”
He added that the anger among JJ clusters will wipe out Congress in the forthcoming assembly elections.
Shri Goel had unveiled BJP’s “Agenda for JJ Clusters” on Friday in which the party promised to provide house to every JJ household through PPP model. A single point connection of electricity and process of making ration cards will also be initiated for the JJ cluster dwellers. He further promised regular supply of water and electricity along with proper sewage system. “Not just the civic facilities, but we are also concerned about the law and order problems and education of the children living here. We will ensure that a police booth in every JJ cluster is put up and quality education is provided to the children in government schools,” said Shri Goel.
The conditions of the JJ Clusters and people living here can be gauged from the fact that Planning Commission in a 2011 document clearly mentioned that around 70 per cent JJ clusters are not covered by the Delhi Administration when it comes to providing toilets while more than 55 per cent of JJ clusters do not get regular water supply from Delhi Jal Board. The same document also highlighted that 83 per cent of the slums do not have basic infrastructure and services like bus stand, roads, schools and colleges. Similarly, more than 65 per cent JJ clusters are plagued by serious law and order problems including eve teasing.