Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president J.P. Agarwal on Friday took his ‘padyatra’ (foot-march) programme, for establishing greater contact with the people, to Madangir ward in South Delhi. He had launched this program in January to apprise the people about the works of his party and its Delhi Government.
Mr. Agarwal, who was accompanied by South Delhi MP Ramesh Kumar during the march, addressed a meeting at Madangir where he declared that a number of resettlement colonies were established by former Prime Minster Indira Gandhi and it was her dream that poor families should have a house of their own.
Stating that the Congress has always been committed to the welfare of the poor, he said the party was also working towards getting all the unauthorised colonies in Delhi regularised and was making efforts to provide all civic amenities therein.
Mr. Agarwal also accused the BJP of putting extra financial burden on the poor people by levying house tax in even the unauthorised colonies. He claimed that it was only at the instance of the Congress that this “black resolution” was withdrawn in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi.