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Delhi polls: Anand Sharma asks BJP to fight on issues

Sanjeevni Today 03-02-2020 12:44 PM

Delhi polls: Anand Sharma asks BJP to fight on issues


New Delhi, Congress deputy leader in the Rajya Sabha and former Union Minister Anand Sharma on Sunday alleged that instead of fighting elections on issues, BJP was polarising the polls.

Addressing the media after the launch of Congress manifesto here, he said, "BJP is creating a divide in our society. The atmosphere of fear and terror is being created to win the polls. I would like to tell the BJP leadership that election will be completed, but the damage you have caused to the society, will not be repaired soon.

'I urge the saffron party to fight election on issues, without causing damage to our society," the senior Congress leader said.

Reacting to BJP's manifesto, which was launched on Friday, apart from the Union Budget presented on Saturday, he said BJP did not know how to tackle economic slowdown and provide opportunities for the youth.

Talking about Delhi, he said it was the Congress, under the leadership of late Sheila Dikshit, which built the National Capital. He termed the Congress manifesto as 'progressive and beneficial for youths'.

Responding to a question, former Union Minister Ajay Maken said, "BJP wants to communalise the election. They should ask it's leaders to stop giving provocative speeches. These statements are being given to polarise the polls.'

The party released it's manifesto for Delhi Assembly Polls, which primarily focused on tackling air pollution and unemployment.

Answering to another query over the Shaheen Bagh protest, Mr Maken said, "The protest has nothing to do with the Delhi Assembly. The Union government should talk to the agitators and resolve the issue."

Providing interest-free loan to students, completing metro phase three, four and five projects at the earliest, setting up five new AIIMS-type super-speciality hospitals, 10,000 electric buses, implementation of NYAY Scheme, were some of the promises the grand-old-party made in it's manifesto.

The elections in Delhi are scheduled to take place on February 8, while the counting will take place on February 11.

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