Good behaviour may win the Congress the MCD elections next year, or so think the party’s leaders. Recently, kickstarting preparations, Congress leader Jai Prakash Aggarwal told party workers that tickets will be handed out for next year’s elections based on good behaviour.
Indicating that non-performers councilors will not be considered, Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president Jai Prakash Agarwal on Monday urged the Congress councilors to pull up their socks. He said the performance and efficiency of each councilor is being monitored at the party State headquarters which will be taken into consideration while distributing party tickets in the MCD elections due March 2012.
Jai Prakash Agarwal also suggested them to make changes in their working style and behaviour for pleasing results in the civic body. Their interaction with people will lead to success of the party in the forthcoming elections, he added, “Those councilors, who have not been able to meet the expectations of the people should forget the past and start afresh interaction with the citizens,” said the Congress State chief. According to the sources in the party, these warning from Agarwal came after Leader of Opposition in MCD Jai Kishan Sharma complained to him about some councilor negligent behaviour.
The party had lost to the Bharatiya Janata Party in the last elections and has one single agenda for next year — to have their party flag replace the BJP flag at the newly built MCD Civic Centre that will officially soon be the headquarters of the civic body.
Jai Prakash Agarwal also asked the party workers to shed their personal differences and take part in all the party-related activities, so that the Congress Party stands united and fight the next elections united. He was addressing the party councillors and workers during felicitation function accorded to him on his re-election to the post of chairman, DPCC for the second time by the Congress councillors at the Azad Park, Town Hall.
Jai Prakash Agarwal said the MCD is a “beautiful organisation” where politicians are born. He gave the reference of leaders like Vijay Kumar Malhotra, Lala Shamnath and himself who went on to become a Member of Parliament from being a councillor in early days.
“Good behaviour will ensure our success,” he said.