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New Delhi: The BJP’s Delhi unit on Saturday put up a series of hoardings across the national capital in which it criticized the Arvind Kejriwal-led government for spending Rs.526 crore for its advertisement campaign.

In the hoardings, the Bharatiya Janata Party asked Chief Minister Kejriwal to answer “why have you wasted Rs.526 crore on publicity when this fund could be utilised to put up five lakh cameras for women’s security”.

The BJP hoardings also said as many as “200 new schools and 50 new colleges can be opened with this money and people can get 2,000 new buses.

“Five lakh people can get pension for one year and one lakh youth can get employment while 1,000 unauthorised colonies can get drinking water with that amount of money”.

The development came after the Aam Aadmi Party government had installed hoardings asking Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to intervene in its functioning.

“Pradhanmantri sir, please! Delhi sarkar ko kam karne dijiye. Delhi sarkar theek kam kar rahi hai. (Prime minister sir, please let the Delhi government work. The Delhi government is working fine),” said the AAP’s hoardings.

Later, the AAP removed these hoardings to pay homage to former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who passed away earlier this week.

Reacting to the BJP’s hoardings, AAP spokesperson Dilip Pandey told IANS: “Instead of doing serious politics they are indulging in opportunistic politics.

“The AAP is already working on the points raised in their (BJP’s) hoardings. For instance we are deploying marshals in buses for women safety,” Pandey said.

“BJP should let us do our work, the public knows what we are doing even if they don’t,” he added.

(IANS)

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Asking opposition parties not to create obstacles in the construction of Ram temple, he told them to clear their stand on the issue

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BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday said that the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was “very necessary” and added that the government was working on building a consensus with stakeholders in the northeast.

Addressing the media here, Amit Shah also said that the government had brought the bill after much thought and Home Minister Rajnath Singh was holding consultations with various people to address the opposition to the issue.

“There are two sides of a coin. There are decisions that some like and some don’t… The fate of huge number of refugees can’t be kept hanging in the balance and we are firm on it,” he said.

Asked what would be the BJP’s stand if suggestions come to withdraw the Bill as it has created unrest in the entire northeast, Amit Shah said: “Home Minister is holding discussions with political parties. Discussion with some parties have already taken place. If consensus emerges, we will definitely move ahead but the Citizenship Bill is highly necessary for the country.”

The Bill seeks to grant Indian citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan who entered India before December 31, 2014.

Amit Shah
BJP President Amit Shah.

Political parties and civic groups in the northeast say if this is implemented, “outsiders” will overwhelm the local population.

The BJP President was also committed to build a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya.

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“The BJP wants the Ram Temple should be built at the same place in Ayodhya where Lord Ram was born. Our stand is clear. There is no confusion.”

Asking opposition parties not to create obstacles in the construction of Ram temple, he told them to clear their stand on the issue. (IANS)