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Apula Singh

Apula Singh

Research Associate | VIF

MCD election results 2017: Three areas that BJP must deliver on

With a clear mandate, it is imperative that BJP works towards improving local governance in Delhi through structural transformation.

BJP’s manifesto called upon Delhiites to transform Delhi into Modi ji’s ‘sapno ki dilli’.

The Municipal Corporation(s) of Delhi has been ruled by BJP since a decade now. And the BJP is all set to rule another 5 years with a whopping majority in all three municipal corporations. Despite the mismanagement of funds, inability to maintain cleanliness in the city and to control spread of vector-borne diseases, the citizens of Delhi have reposed their faith in BJP to run the MCDs. It is difficult to determine with certainty the reasons behind the Delhiites voting in such a manner. Perhaps it’s the ‘referendum’ on Arvind Kejriwal for his theatrics, for abandoning Delhi to campaign in Punjab and Goa, or perhaps it’s the citizens’ faith in a party that was able to remove all ‘corrupt’ incumbents, or perhaps it’s the Modi wave trumping over all possible reasons.

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