The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee seems confident of winning the ensuing assembly elections in Delhi. Senior Congress leaders have started meeting people in their strongholds and reminding them of their government’s achievements. They specially mention the benefits of the nuclear deal to the country.

So far, three meetings have been held.

The first meeting was held by the Adarsh Nagar District Congress Committee (DCC) at Ashok Vihar, the second at Dakshinpuri and the third meeting has been by the City DCC at the National Club, Fatehpuri.

Addressing the meeting, Jai Prakash Agarwal, MP said the nuclear deal was for the good of the country, and its implementation would make available cheap electricity to the people. He said the demand for power in the future would increase manifold and unless the deal was implemented, it would be difficult to meet the mounting energy needs of the country.

He said the BJP adopted double standards on the nuclear deal as it supported the deal when in power, but opposed when out of power for political expediency, without taking into account the larger interest of the county. The communist party, just for the sake of opposing America, was objecting to the nuclear deal for which it would be taught a bitter lesson by the people of the country.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said those who were opposing the deal were enemies of the nation. The Congress government in Delhi had initiated several projects for the benefit of the poor and to give houses to the homeless. Four lakh flats will be built under Rajiv Ratan Awas Yojna for the dwellers of JJ clusters.

The Chief Minister said 1639 unauthorised colonies were being regularised which would benefit over 50 lakh people. These colonies were also being provided all civic amenity facilities.

Union minister for science and technology Kapil Sibal said the nuclear agreement with the US was in the interest of the common people, which would help India meet cent per cent of the country’s power needs, and help realise the dream of taking the country on the path of development and progress.

Besides, meetings were addressed by MPs Sajjan Kumar and Sandeep Dikshit, area MLAs and municipal councillors. The meetings were organised by the respective DCC presidents Bhushan Tyagi, Pandit Tekchand Sharma and Jagjivan Sharma. The meetings were also addressed by district observers and DPCC office-bearers.

Tribune News Service