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MCD Election 2017: BJP leaders cast votes, hit out at Arvind Kejriwal-led state government

Union ministers Harsh Vardhan and Vijay Goel were among the BJP leaders and party MPs who cast their vote in elections to the three municipal corporations on Sunday.

File image of Harsh Vardhan. Image courtesy: Naresh Sharma

File image of Harsh Vardhan. Image courtesy: Naresh Sharma

They also hit out at the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party government for "misgovernance" in Delhi.

Harsh Vardhan, who voted at a polling booth in Krishna Nagar in East Delhi, asserted that BJP will work to restore the happiness of people. "We will work to restore the happiness of people and provide relief to them from those who have become synonymous with corruption, scams, inefficiency and abusive discourse," he said without naming anyone.

New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi cast her vote at a polling booth in South Extension, under the South Delhi Municipal Corporation area. She slammed the Delhi government for its alleged "misgovernance" and defended allegations against the BJP-ruled municipal corporations. "In Delhi, misgovernance comes from the Delhi government. The ruling AAP spent on advertisements instead of creating awareness about the ways to fight dengue and chikungunya," she said.

She added that the civic bodies were working under financial constraints as the government has "failed" to provide them funds.

Union minister Vijay Goel exercised his franchise at a polling station near Raj Niwas. He asked the people to come out in large number to vote for "development and public welfare policies".

Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari, who is not a voter in the municipal corporation elections, as he lives in New Delhi Municipal Council area, started his day by offering a prayer at the Balmiki Mandir on Mandir Marg, and then met party workers engaged in election work in the city.

Updated Date: Apr 23, 2017 15:50 PM

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