Even as Delhi suffers from traffic congestion, lack of basic utilities like water, sewage, good education in government run schools, you would be shocked to know that It has been revealed that not even a single LokSabha member from Delhi has used 100 per cent of the cumulative total from 2009 to 2013.
All seven of these are Congress MPs and under Members of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) fund they had a total of Rs.93.75 crore at their disposal during 2009-2013 to carry out development works in their respective constituencies.
However, these MPs have not utised around Rs 28 crore as yet.
– Ramesh Kumar, Congress MP from South Delhi constituency was allocated Rs.10.32 crore by the Union government, Kumar has managed to utilise only Rs.3.08 crore yet.
– LokSabhaMP of Congress from East Delhi Sandeep Dikshit has managed to utilise only Rs.3.06 crore. He has been allottedRs.7.65 crore. ”
LokSabha MP from Chandni Chowk and Union Minister for Telecommunication and Law Kapil Sibal have not utilised Rs 78 lakh out of a total of Rs13.24 crore under MPLAD funds.
- Congress MP from North-East Delhi Jai Prakash Agarwal has not utilised Rs 2.95 crore out of the Rs 18.28 crore that has been made available to him through MPLAD funds.
- Media Cell Head of the Congress party and MP from New Delhi constituency Ajay Maken has not been able to utilise atleast Rs 4 crore out of Rs.20.96 crore allotted to him
- Krishna Tirath – the LokSabha member who represents the North-West Delhi did not spent Rs 4.5 crore out of Rs.9.99 crorefom the MPLAD funds.
It is time to ask questions from these MPs, why the failed to spend this amount which was allocated for people of Delhi. Those who cannot care enough about Delhi’ites need to be replaced by those who can care. So let us vote for change this time, let us vote for BJP.
About 49% of the total population of Delhi lives in about 860 JJ clusters and slum areas.
· There are about 20,000 jhuggies and according to a rough estimate about 5-6 persons stay in each jhuggi.
· Delhi will be home for more than 8 million poor staying in slums and informal semi-urban settlements by 2020. It will constitute about 40% of the projected population.
· Roughly only 25% of the population lives in planned areas.
· 22 slums/Jhuggi bastis were destroyed to raise the commonwealth village for the corruption ridden CWG, 2010.
· A mere 20% of the population was relocated in Bawana, which is a deserted field with no public utility services in the periphery of Delhi.
· Rest 80% of the population of the 22 slums was left to fend for themselves in the streets.
Problems in JJ Clusters
· Jhuggi bastis face major problem of toilet and sanitation. In most of the jhuggis, people still have to defecate in the open. Women being the worst sufferers.
· Only 4% of the public urinals/toilets in Delhi have facilities for women.
· According to the Centre for Civil Society, there are only 132 public toilets for women in Delhi. In Jhuggi bastis, the number reduces further.
· This throws women at great risk, as evidenced from the several incidents of crime against women reported from the city in the past.
· In addition to safety risks, the lack of toilets also creates health hazards in these localities.
We had a congress government in the city for 15 years and a Congress led UPA government at the Centre for 10 years. During all these years, the situation has gone from bad to worse. To change this we have to change the government and bring in a decisive government.
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