New Delhi, Dec 14 (UNI) Describing the Sheila Dikshit Government's nine-year rule as a ''failure on nine major issues of development'', BJP MLA Vijay Jolly today said he would hold a 'musical protest' at the Chief Minister's residence to highlight the lack of 'bijli, sadak and paani' (power, roads and water) in the city.
The BJP MLA from Sangam Vihar and area councillors Moolchand Sharma, N Nagarajan, Satendra Chaudhry and Yogendra Sejwal, besides people from Sangam Vihar and its neighbouring areas, will stage a novel protest outside Ms Dikshit's residence on Sunday with drums, empty buckets and pitchers.
Addressing a press conference here on the eve of the ninth anniversary of the Sheila Dikshit Government, Mr Jolly accused her of complete betrayal and non-fulfilment of promises made to the people of Delhi in the year 1998 and 2003.
''The Government has proved a complete failure on 'good governance'. The Bhagidari scheme has been a major flop. On the basic issues of 'bijli, sadak and paani', it has miserably failed.
The common man feels cheated and lost,'' Mr Jolly said.
Terming the Government as a failure on the issues of power, unauthorised colonies, drinking water supply, liquor policy, law and order, education, public transport, medicare and food and civil supplies, he said, '' the Delhi Government has proved 100 per cent failure on nine major issues of development during its nine-year rule in Delhi. Corruption has increased and the poor and rich equally robbed and looted.'' On the recent sops announced by the Government to give power at concessional tariff to those consuming 200 units or less, Mr Jolly said, ''such measures are certainly beneficial to the common man.
However, coming as they do in the tenth year of the Government, when elections are just a year away, these steps are nothing but election stunts.
''Similarly, the announcement by the Government of bringing 500 low floor buses seems to have been made with an eye on the elections.'' Accusing the Government of shying away from criticism from the Opposition, he said,'' the Congress Government deliberately avoids criticism by the BJP-led Opposition in the Delhi Assembly. This is exemplified by the three-day short Winter session convened for December 26, 27 and 28. This session shall not provide enough opportunities to discuss the bijli, paani, sadak and unauthorised colonies issue due to the paucity of time. This is a mockery of the high traditions of the Delhi Legislative Assembly and its democratic values. '' UNI