Monday, 30 September 2013

After Vikas rally, galvanized BJP cadres to get down to assembly level campaigning

·         After Vikas rally, galvanized BJP cadres to get down to assembly level campaigning
·         BJP to focus on power, water, corruption, inflation, women safety
·         Goel expresses gratitude to Delhi’ites for making Vikas Rally historic success

After the grand success of Vikas Rally on September 29 at the Japanese Park in Rohini the Delhi BJP has decided to move on to the next phase of its campaigning to carry forward the momentum generated by this rally.

In a statement issued today, Delhi BJP President Shri Vijay Goel said, “The party’s assembly poll campaign would now move on to the assembly segment level. The BJP has identified five key issues to focus on in the coming days which are-Power, Water, Inflation, Corruption and Women’s safety.”

Shri Goel said, the BJP cadres will hold meetings in every assembly segment over the next few days and take these issues to the common people. Shri Narendra Modi who had addressed Vikas Rally on Sunday had also spoken on these issues.

“The Congress is in a state of panic following the success of Vikas Rally. In fact it is very scared as the writing on the wall is clear that all sections of society have joined together hands to boot out the corrupt Congress party whose policies are anti-people.”

Expressing his gratitude to Delhi’ites and all BJP cadres, Shri Goel said, “The party is buoyed by the fact that large number of people from those sections attended the rally yesterday which till mow were not considered to be traditional BJP voters in the city.”

The presence of large number of people from Muslim community, youth and weaker sections of the society in this rally is a clear evidence that people have at large lost faith in Congress.

Shri Goel also slammed the Congress leadership for putting up some hoardings and posters which were in bad taste, a night before the Vikas rally. “In its desperation to cling to the power, Congress has resorted to cheap tactics. This is deplorable. The Congress is using its dirty tricks department and is stooping down to new lows.”

Goel spearheads efforts to redeem lost glory of Qudsia Bagh, inaugurates Jogging Track

 Goel spearheads efforts to redeem lost glory of Qudsia Bagh, inaugurates Jogging Track

Delhi BJP President Shri Vijay Goel today inaugurated the Jogging Track at Qudsia Bagh in north Delhi as part of the efforts to redeem the lost glory of the medieval garden built by Qudsia Begum, the wife of Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah Rangeela in 1748. The former inauguration by Shri Goel was the culmination of a process that began with the creation of Facebook Page, “Qudsia Bagh” in Febraury this year to create awareness about the historical garden in Delhi.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Goel said, “I have been among the regular visitors of the Qudsia Bagh and the dilapidated condition of the garden has been a matter of concern for many. It is important to restore and preserve the historical value and charm of the garden.”

Call for restoration and revival of the Qudsia Bagh began with concerned citizens and morning walkers at the garden raising concerns for the welfare of Qudsia Bagh.  A meeting was called on April 12, 2013 to discuss these concerns with Authorities of MCD, Mayor and the Standing Committee Chairman. Shri Vijay Goel was invited for the meeting.

It was decided in the meeting that the concerns relating to the revival and upkeep of Qudsia Bagh to suit the modern day requirements of citizens should be taken care of by forming a Society involving all authorities and morning walkers from the adjoining areas.

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Delhi BJP President thanks Delhi’ites, party cadres for making Vikas Rally a historic success

·         Delhi BJP President thanks Delhi’ites, party cadres for making Vikas Rally a historic success

The Delhi Bharatiya Janata President Shri Vijay Goel today expressed his gratitude to the citizens of Delhi and all BJP cadres for making today’s “Vikas Rally” at Japanese Park a huge success.

Shri Goel said, “The overwhelming response from Delhi’ites to Sh. Narnedra Modi and other BJP leaders’ speeches has made this rally the most memorable and historic. I am thankful to all those who have supported us in organising this rally. This wouldn’t have been possible without participation of common people and hard work of thousands of BJP cadres who had been working tirelessly for this rally.”

“On behalf of my party and all leaders and cadres I congratulate the citizens of Delhi for organising a historic rally. I am sure this rally is a clear indication that there is a strong pro-BJP mood in Delhi and people do not want to tolerate misrule of Congress anymore.”

Saturday, 28 September 2013

LED Screens installed all across the city for 'Vikas Yatra'

LED screens have been installed all over Delhi to reach out to maximum people for 'Vikas Yatra'

Turkman Gate

DLF Promenade, Vasant Kunj

New Delhi Railway Station, Paharganj

Chandni Chownk Town Hall

Mehrauli Police Booth

Rajouri Garden

Greater Kailash Phase 1

Munirka DDA

Shadara Anaj Mandi

Khajuri Chownk

Arya Samaj, Karol Bagh

Kamla Nagar

Camp Chownk

Tilak Nagar

Tri Nagar

Katputali Colony

Laxmi Nagar

Vikas Rally will reinforce the development “mantra” for Delhi

·        Vikas Rally will reinforce the development “mantra” for Delhi
·        BJP all set to organise “historic and most memorable” rally at Rohini
·        BJP will present a new development model for Delhi: Goel

New Delhi, September 28.  The Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party is all set to expose the misrule of Congress in Delhi during last 15 years in the Vikas Rally on September 29. The party will highlight  Delhi specific issues in this rally  which is going to be addressed by  BJP’s Prime Ministerial Candidate Shri Narendar Modi, Delhi Election in-charge and former national BJP President Shri Nitin Gadkari, Delhi BJP President Shri Vijay Goel and Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Prof. Vijay Kumar Malhotra. The rally will start at 10 am on September 29 at Japanese Park, Rohini.

Addressing a joint press conference today Shri Goel and Prof. Malhotra said, “This will be a historic rally. More than five lakh people attend it. The Congress government is scared of the massive response this rally has got and hence it is creating obstructions in putting up hoardings, posters etc.”

“The focus of this Vikas Rally is to a great extent on the development of Delhi. This rally will give voice to millions of Delhi’ites who are awaiting development even after 15 years of Congress rule. The BJP ruled states such as Gujarat, Chattisgrah, Madhya Pradesh and Goa have presented new development models. The BJP would implement similar models in Delhi when it comes to power.”

Prof.  Malhotra said, “Tomorrow’s rally will expose Congress’ hollow claims on the issue of inflation, corruption and lack of development in Delhi. The city has been turned into a slum during last 15 years by the Congress government.”

“The BJP is going to discuss not only the misdeeds of the Congress but also the positive agenda for the city in the rally tomorrow. “Development” is the mantra for BJP. Shri Modi himself is an icon of development and the Delhi BJP is also focusing on ‘development’,” added Shri Goel.

The Vikas Rally will reinforce the growing belief in the people of Delhi that BJP is a party for development.  In BJP’s focus on development is the key reason for the party getting huge support from all communities and sections of society for tomorrow’s rally. Large number of people from minority communities, youth, women, dalits and other weaker sections of the society are going to attend this rally.

Shri Goel said, “This will be a historic and the most memorable rally in this history of Delhi. Thousands of committed BJP workers have worked over the last few days to make it a success. I have been personally monitoring and supervising the preparations of this rally along with all other senior leaders of the party.  I can see that this rally has further galvanised the already charged up BJP cadres.”

Friday, 27 September 2013

No need for any invitation card to attend rally, Mobiles are allowed: Goel

·        Scared Congress obstructing BJP’s preparation for September 29 Rally: Goel
·        10 entry points at rally venue named innovatively
·    BJP extends venue preparations as overwhelming response for the rally cross all expectations.
·        No need for any invitation card to attend rally, Mobiles are allowed: Goel

 Even as  the Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party President Shri Vijay Goel took stock of the preparations for September 29 rally at the rally venue along with a number of BJP leaders,  he also slammed the Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Congress government in Delhi for obstructing the preparations for the historic Vikas rally to be addressed by BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate  and Gujarat Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Delhi election in-charge and former BJP national president Shri Nitin  Gadkari,  Delhi BJP President Shri Vijay Goel and Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Prof. Vijay Kumar Malhotra.

Narendra Modi Rally
Shri Goel said, “The Congress government is so scared from Vikas Rally that it has started obstructing BJP’s workers attempts to put banners, hoardings and other publicity material. There have been a number of such incidents.  Such actions of the Congress government are deplorable.”

Shri Goel also ridiculed the Chief Minister’s statement that Dengue is spreading in Delhi because of September 29 rally. “She should stop spreading such canards. In fact Congress leaders are trying to scare people from attending the rally by saying there would be mosquitoes there. Our cadres are doing absolutely fantastic job in maintain sanitation and hygiene there.”

Narendra Modi Rally
Taking stock of the preparations at the rally venue, Japenese Park, Shri Goel said, “Everyone is invited to attend rally. There is no need for invitation cards. People are allowed to carry their mobiles, so that they can click pictures of the historic moments in this rally and also remain connected with the groups with whom they would come to the rally.”

Shri Goel informed that the BJP in another innovative initiative has decided to name all the 10 entry points for the venue.  These entry points are being christened as Vikas Dwar,Samridhi Dwar, Sushasan Dwar, Yuva Shakti Dwar, Mahila Shakti dwar, Antyodya dwar, Sankalpa Dwar,  Vridha Samman Dwar, Samskar Dwar, Sewa dwar.

Shri Goel informed that due to an overwhelming response of people of Delhi, the party is expecting   many more people than the earlier figure of 5 lakh. So the pandal is being extended to ensure that the additional people are accommodated. Due to this very reason, additional LED screens would be put at the rally venue.

Narendra Modi Rally 
While visiting and taking stock of the situation at the rally venue, Shri Goel was accompanied among others by BJP national secretary Shri Shyam Jaju, leader of opposition in Delhi Assembly Prof. Vijay Kumar Malhotra, former Delhi BJP Presidents Dr. Harshavardhan and Shri Vijendra Gupta, BJP general secretaries Shri Ramesh Bidhuri, Shri Jai Prakash and Smt. Shikha Rai, legislator Shri Jai Bhagwan Agarwal and members of the 18 committees set up for preparation of this rally.

There huge response from Muslim Ulamas (religious head) for 29th Sept. Modi ji Rally.

 There huge response from Muslim Ulamas (religious head) for 29th Sept. Modi ji Rally.

BJP Samvad Cell Delhi Pradesh Convenor Khem Chand Sharma and Cell Media Incharge Ekta Gauba Bhaskar wanted to conduct a meeting at Turkman Gate with Muslim Ulamas on their request to get support from Muslims for the Rally of Shri Narendra Modi in Delhi. But unfortunately Delhi Police denied the permission for the same. 

Thereafter on short notice an exclusive meeting only with Muslim Ulamas (religious head) had been conducted at BJP Pradesh Office with BJP leadership Shri Khem Chand Sharma, Shri Raman Malik and Shri Vijay Jolly. Participants express their full support on behalf of their society and has taken an oath to educate all about misusing of minorities by Congress and good work done by Modi Ji and other BJP Government by minorities. 

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Several foreign diplomats invited to attend Vikas Rally

  •     Several foreign diplomats invited to attend Vikas Rally
  •    Goel unveils LED screen at Gole Market for live telecast of Vikas Rally

New Delhi, September, 26: The Delhi BJP today said that several foreign diplomats have been invited to attend the September 29 Vikas Rally at the Japanese Park in Rohini, which will be addressed among others by BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Shri Narendra Modi. The invitations have been extended in the view of keen interests shown by many countries in Shri Modi’s public speeches in the run up to the assembly polls and the general election scheduled for next year.

Delhi BJP President Shri Vijay Goel and BJP National Secretary Shri Shyam Jaju unveiled an LED screen at the Gole Market for live telecast of the September 29 rally.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Goel said, “Besides, the equipment of state of the art technology installed at the venue of the rally, 10 additional LED screens will be put up at prominent locations of Delhi so that people, who could not make it to the venue, may see a live telecast of the speeches of the BJP leaders. This special arrangement is being made in the view of the growing enthusiasm among the populace for the rally.”

Shri Goel further said, “Invitation cards have been sent to the several embassies and high commissions inviting the foreign diplomats for the Vikas Rally. Party is expecting confirmation on the invitation in a day or two.”
Shri Goel said, “As the diplomats of many countries are expected to attend the September 29 rally, special arrangements are being made for them at the venue of the rally. Elaborate security and sitting arrangements are being put in place for these dignitaries.”

“Apart from the foreign diplomats, several former bureaucrats are also expected to attend the rally, where Shri Modi will spell out BJP’s agenda for development of both Delhi and the country. A separate arrangement is being made for the former bureaucrats, who understand the value of decisive leadership for the development the country,” Shri Goel informed.

Shri Goel further said, “The students of Delhi University have made special demand for attending the Vikas Rally. Transport arrangements will be made available to all the colleges, from where such demands have come.”

Preparations for the Vikas Rally is in full swing with the members of the 18 committees formed to oversee the arrangements for the rally working overtime to ensure that this becomes the biggest ever rally in Delhi.

Delhi BJP President and other senior leaders of the party are constantly monitoring the preparations for the rally to make sure that all the arrangements are put in place in time.

Around 5 lakh persons are expected to attend the September 29 rally. The Delhi BJP has made exquisite transport arrangements for people keen to attend the rally. These arrangements have been made in accordance with the areas of the Lok Sabha constituencies in Delhi. So, there will seven different sets of buses each with a distinct colour scheme representing the seven Lok Sabha constituencies in Delhi.

I want my home back!

I want my home back!
Priyanka Agarwal
I am a girl next door from Delhi, very proud of my city in fact a hard core Delhiite at heart. Only a Delhiite knows what that means! It gives me immense pride to talk about the metro, the flyovers, the gardens which I inherited by the sheer virtue of being a natural citizen of Delhi.  But in recent years, as I moved out of Delhi for education and work, I found myself in a tough spot always defending my city when people asked questions such  as “What is the deadline for you to enter home in Delhi”, “Do you ever go out party at night”, “Do you feel safe on the roads”. I would never enjoy any jokes that stand up comics would crack around how the capital city has gained the dubious status of being the “Rape capital of the world”. I would keep placating myself thinking it is just media hype and unwanted exaggeration but the situation is actually not as bad as it is made out to be.
However, the ghastly crime in December in Delhi was like a nightmare come true. It was shocking and painful.  It is only a coincidence that I returned to Delhi around the same time after a period of three years. I noticed all that was said about Delhi was actually true. I had lived all my life in Delhi before that but this time it was different. It was almost certain that a girl is ogled at when is she is walking on the streets of Delhi. The DTC buses were packed with the opposite gender and women were conspicuous by their absence. The Delhi Metros now have compartments for women. I was no more in denial.
It doesn’t take more than typing a few words on Google to find out how Delhi is faring on crime charts. It’s shameful that the capital of India recorded the highest number of crimes among all mega cities in India last year. It filed the highest number of complaints of 17 per policemen vs. a national average of 3.7. Delhi had a record of accounting for one tenth of the crimes reported in 53 mega cities of India. It only gets worse when it comes to crimes against women where Delhi accounted for 14% among all crimes that happened across these megacities. These are only statistics which get reported, there is no count or record of the innumerable crimes going unreported. The situation is grave to say the least.
The daily rise of crime columns in newspapers, the crime reports on television infuriates me. It raises an existential question that has fallen on deaf ears of the government of Delhi. “Why can’t I travel freely without any fear in my own city when I can do so in most other cities of the world”. I have strolled on streets of Athens at midnight, I have boarded buses in Singapore, I have walked alone in narrow lanes of Milan and I have traveled in metros of Paris and London but never felt insecure. Well it is not just the other capital cities of the world that provide a safe and secure environment. I was happily surprised and proud when I visited Gujarat. The women walked freely on the streets late in the night. There was no fear or insecurity among any religion or gender of people. It truly felt liberated and at peace while ambling along the pavement in Ahmedabad.
The time has come when we need to bring about a change. We cannot have a leader like Sheila Dikshit who despite being a woman gets away with remarks holding women responsible for the crime. We have the power to throw away the languishing and insensitive government of 15 years in Delhi. We have the power to make change happen. We have to come out in large numbers to bring in a party that has offered hope and happiness, safety and security, growth and development in other parts of the country. We need the Gujarat model of safety and security to be implemented in Delhi.
 I want my capital to be a world class capital and it can become one only when it is safe for all people whether native or foreign. I want my city to top the charts when it is compared with the other mega cities not only in India but across the world. I want to feel free to walk on the roads at any time of the day and in any attire. I want the police to be alert and active to fight against any crime that happens in the city. I want to feel as secure as a VIP feels when he moves around in the city. I want to feel as if I am home and there is nothing to worry about. I want my home back! 

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Delhi BJP President to file criminal complaint against Arvind Kejriwal

   Delhi BJP  President to file  criminal complaint against Arvind Kejriwal

 In a statement issued today, the Delhi Bharatiya Janata party said that in view of the mischievous and baseless allegations of corruption against the Delhi BJP President Sh. Vijay Goel by  AAP leader Sh. Arvind Kejriwal, a criminal complaint will be filed against him.

The Delhi BJP President has already served a legal notice to him. The reply given by Sh. Kejriwal has no specific details that could prove even an iota of the allegations leveled against the Delhi BJP President.  Hence the Delhi BJP President is compelled  to file a criminal complaint against Sh. Kejriwal.

Ironically Sh. Kejriwal’s vitriolic  and personal attack on Delhi BJP  is  helping the Congress most. It is surprising that instead of targeting the Congress government, AAP leaders are targeting the main opposition party BJP which is all set to  defeat Congress.  

As people are able to see through Sh. Kejriwal’s attempts to divide the anti-incumbency vote thus helping Congress to make come back, his party is losing support. Many of his colleagues have left him in the past realizing that he is leading a Congress ‘B’ team.

 Thus his recent outbursts are also a reflection of his growing frustration. The Delhi BJP believes  that political battles should not lead to personal attacks. The Delhi BJP will resist any attempts to vitiate the city’s political culture through mischievous and false allegations on any of its leaders.

Goel, top leaders take stock of preparations for the Sept. 29 rally

·         Goel, top leaders take stock of preparations for the Sept. 29 rally
·         Different colour buses for  each parliamentary constituency
·         Delhi BJP extends open invitation to people for Sept. 29 Vikas Rally

 Delhi BJP President Sh. Vijay Goel today visited the venue of the September 29 Vikas Rally at the Japanese Park in Rohini along with the members of the 18 committees formed to oversee the preparation for the rally, which will be addressed among others by BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Shri Narendra Modi,. Shri Goel extended an open invitation to the people of Delhi to attend the historic rally.

Inspecting the venue, Shri Goel said, “Though we are sending invitations also but there is an open invitation extended to all those who want to attend this rally. Our volunteers will ensure that everyone who wants to attend the rally can do that."

Around 5 lakh persons are expected to attend the September 29 rally. Shri Goel said, "The party has made exquisite arrangements for buses for people going for the rally. The transport arrangements have been made according to the areas of the Lok Sabha constituencies in Delhi. Accordingly, the buses will be in seven different colours representing seven Lok Sabha constituencies in Delhi. The colour scheme of the buses is being finalized.”

Sh. Goel further said, “Considering the tremendous popularity of Shri Modi among the youth, the party is giving special focus on them. Special passes for youth are being issued to them for attending the rally. Youth are being contacted in all the colleges in Delhi and NCR to ensure that their enthusiasm is reflected when they take part in the rally in huge numbers.”

“Special arrangements will be made for the youth at the venue of the rally. A separate enclosure is being built in the rally pandals to accommodate young participants of the rally,” Sh. Goel informed.

The Delhi BJP President said that minority communities have shown great enthusiasm for theSeptember 29 rally.

Sh. Goel said, “We are expecting an impressive attendance of minorities in this historic rally. Apart from the Delhi BJP Minority Morcha, senior leaders of the party are also mobilizing among others the minority communities for the rally. Development has been the key concern and agenda for the minorities too, and they see Sh. Narendra Modi as an ambassdor of development. Obviously, there is a fabulous response from the minority communities for the rally, which has been named as Vikas Rally.”

Sensing the enthusiasm and zeal among the supporters and common populace of Delhi for the rally, the Delhi BJP has put up a counter at its headquarters at 14, Pt Pant Marg for merchandise for the rally including caps, T-shirts etc.  Meanwhile the prabhat pheris in all 280 Mandals continue to attract huge response from all sections of society.