After a long period Aam Aadmi Party was seen in some campaign, as they met officials of Municipal Corporation of the capital to apprise them of cleanliness in various parts of the city. Following PM Narendra Singh Modi‘s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, AAP announced the second phase of the campaign on Sunday.
The party asked Delhi residents to send photographs of garbage strewn around along with the addresses. According to reports, they have received around 60,000 photos on the social media – WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, and through emails.
“The party will now send pictures of the ground situation to the three mayors of the municipal corporations in Delhi on a daily basis,” AAP said. “The party website will update the status report of the uploaded photographs by contacting citizens who sent these photos and by asking them whether the MCD has addressed their grievance.”
“People can send their responds to WhatsApp using any of the options, ‘cleaned/not cleaned/don’t know’ on 8588833540,” said an AAP spokesperson.
In addition to it, AAP claimed at the time of the announcement of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan that it would join in the cleanliness mission on Oct 2. However, they would not be the part of the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’.
“AAP will join Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on 2nd Oct. But condition of safai karamchari ought to be improved if we want a clean India.” Arvind Kejriwal, AAP chief tweeted.
In order to lead the campaign, a former Delhi woman and child development minister and Mangolpuri MLA, Rakhi Birla was attacked by a BJP group at Rohini, AAP reported on Monday. However, BJP rubbished the claim and said it was the AAp that started the altercation.
“In the attack, 57-year-old AAP volunteer Ram Pratap Goyal was assaulted brutally and Rakhi was attacked as well. The attack on a young woman MLA in broad daylight in her constituency is a clear sign of growing frustration in the BJP due to increasing public participation in the programmes being organised by the AAP,” an AAP spokesperson said. “Rakhi and AAP volunteers were attacked when they were meeting safai karamcharis in a park, who were narrating their problems to them.”
BJP Spokesperson replied, “It is they who started the altercation and their allegations are baseless. Our workers were injured by them as well, and we have approached the police.”
Two FIRs were registered at Rohini police station from both the sides as both made allegations and filed cross FIRs, according to DCP Vikramjit Singh.
Apart from this, reports are suggesting that AAP wants to support NOTA (none of the above) at Haryana elections as refuting rumours that they are supporting political parties or candidates.
On Sunday, one of the party’s spokesperson said,” The AAP has made it clear that people should vote for any good candidate who works for the welfare of society. If there is no good candidate available, voters should opt for NOTA. They should not vote for any tainted candidate.”
In defending the party, “The AAP has not extended support to any party or candidate,” Rajeev Godara, AAP Haryana’s chief spokesman said. “AAP is not against any particular political party but is opposed to all parties. The AAP has released a list of 26 tainted candidates who are contesting the assembly elections and has urged voters not to cast their votes for these candidates,” he added.