With an aim to create awareness about various social schemes launched by the Centre for the poorest section of the society, Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Adesh Gupta on Friday started its ‘Jhuggi Samman Yatra’ from Kirti Nagar industrial area and distributed gas connection under ‘Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana’.
Gupta said that the purpose of this yatra is to make people aware about various schemes of the central government. The BJP president during the yatra also distributed ‘Sukanya Yojna Registration Slips’ amongst slum dwellers apart from giving appreciation certificates and sarees hailing the contribution of slum dwellers in Delhi's development.
The yatra started from Jawahar Camp, traveled through Sanjay and Indira slum camps and culminated in form of a rally at Chunabhatti Jhuggi camp where benefits of Centre Government's social schemes were explained amongst slum dwellers.
BJP's national vice president Baijyant Jay Panda addressed the gathering at Jawahar camp before flagging off the yatra. "We will take Modi government's schemes and their benefits to the poorest of poor living in the jhuggi clusters during this campaign," he said.
Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta said the workers and labourers living in the slums have made the most important contributions to the development of the city.
Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Ramveer Singh Bidhuri, MP Ramesh Bidhuri, former Union Minister Vijay Goel, NDMC’s vice chairman Satish Upadhyay, senior party leaders Ashok Goel, Harsh Malhotra, Rajiv Babbar were also present during the yatra.
Meanwhile, reacting to the move, Delhi Congress president Anil Kumar said that it was ironic that the BJP is taking out a 'Jhuggi Samman Yatra', to address the core issue of lack of basic facilities in these colonies. “The BJP has always been trying to drive out the poor people living in the over 650 JJ clusters across the National Capital
Kumar said that over 35 lakh people living in these god-forsaken colonies have been bearing untold misery ever since the BJP took the reins of power in the Municipal Corporations of Delhi and the Aam Aadmi Party came to power in Delhi.
Kumar said that whenever BJP came to power in Delhi, its sole agenda has been to uproot the JJ Clusters and drive out the poor from the national capital.