Cong committed to further accelerating pace of development: Sheila

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New Delhi, Nov 14 (UNI) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today exhorted the people to vote and support the Congress, which is committed to further accelerating the pace of development in the capital city.

''People would judge our performance, as we have a shining track record. The Congress has not only provided a stable government, but has also taken care of all sections of the society,'' Ms Dikshit said, while addressing a public meeting at Tuglaqabad Extension under the Sangam Vihar Assembly segment in favour of her party candidate Amod Kanth.

She said her government has strived hard to regularise the un-authorised colonies in the capital city to ensure all basic amenities to those 40 lakh residents, who were forced to put up with the worst conditions.

Describing the regularisation as a historical decision and one of the major achievements of her government, as it has been effected in Delhi after a long gap of three decades, the Chief Minister said, ''The Government has also been providing basic amenities such as water, sewerage, electricity, roads, among others on war footing. It has placed an amount of Rs 2800 crore for this purpose.'' Asserting that the Congress stands for the 'Aam Aadmi' (commonman), Ms Dikshit said the Congress government in Delhi would continue to strive hard to uplift the down trodden and poor sections of the society.

''The Congress has always tried to maintain harmony and has never pursued policies of hatred, casteism and communalism,'' she said and called upon the people to defeat those elements which are ''out to create confusions with their divisive agenda for narrow political gains''.

On this occasion, the Chief Minister welcomed Haneef Malik, who announced withdrawal of his candidature in the favour of Mr Kanth.

Speaking on this occasion, the Congress Candidate from Sangam Vihar, Amod Kanth, former Additional Commissioner of Police, gave the assurance to work sincerely for the redressal of grievances of the people.

''I have rendered a long service in the Police, which has provided me a unique opportunity to feel the pulse of the people,'' Mr Kanth said.

Congress candidates Subhash Chopra and Shish Pal also addressed the gathering.


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