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Sitting MP Meenakshi Lekhi is the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from the high-profile New Delhi Lok Sabha constituency. A Ultimate Court docket legal professional and the BJP’s nationwide spokesperson, she is combating towards Congress’ Ajay Maken (profile) and AAP’s Brijesh Goyal.
Lekhi has known ‘Swachh Bharat 2.zero’, talent coaching and an building up in telecom community as her three key priorities for the constituency.
Whilst Maken claims that Lekhi is making an attempt to encash Top Minister Narendra Modi’s symbol as she herself did not do anything else for the constituency, she has mentioned her rival neither has any credibility nor a reputation like Modi.
“All of the issues Delhi is plagued with are associated with city construction. The Congress and Maken, a former city construction minister, are accountable for the mess. He must inform what did they did in 10 years ― from 2004 to 2014,” she mentioned.
Lekhi has mentioned anti-incumbency is not a factor for her and that folks wish to give BJP a 2d likelihood.
Lekhi mentioned she had spent Rs 32 crore from the MPLAD budget, together with Rs 7.6 crore left unspent by means of her predecessor Maken, on developmental works within the constituency. Underneath the Contributors of Parliament Native Space Construction Scheme (MPLAD), each MP is given Rs five crore consistent with yr for enterprise developmental tasks in his or her constituency.
Lekhi claimed she introduced the concept that of open gyms within the nation, “which is being emulated by means of everybody now”.
She has additionally claimed credit score for the renovation works on the 3 main railway stations within the constituency ― New Delhi, Delhi Cantt, and Sarai Rohilla.
“Usually, officials used to trip in a foreign country. Once I sat within the chair, I despatched the gardeners, magnificence three and sophistication four workers to Eu international locations like Holland and Spain for coaching,” she mentioned.
At the BJP’s shift from the problem of construction to nationalism, Lekhi instructed PTI, “How are the 2 problems other? Are you able to reinforce the commercial situation of any nation with out making its other people protected and safe. Can a rustic, whose borders aren’t protected, be wealthy?”
“The 2 problems are totally inter-linked. Most effective while you put your nation initially else, then handiest you’ll transfer ahead with a developmental schedule,” she mentioned.
On factor of Delhi’s air air pollution, she mentioned, “Sure, however my downside is that I will be able to’t change the Delhi govt. The air pollution keep an eye on committee falls beneath Delhi govt.”
Lekhi has mentioned the air high quality in Delhi is depleting now not on account of cars, however on account of mud from building and demolition waste mendacity untreated.
(With PTI inputs)