Najafgarh legislator & Minister Kailash Gahlot too misses the bus
New Delhi, Jan. 2 (Delhi Crown): Gulab Singh, the MLA from Delhi’s Matiala Assembly constituency, has failed to figure in the list of Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) top ten performers.
Similarly, Najafgarh MLA and Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot too doesn’t find mention in the list.
While launching “MCD Mein Badlav” campaign on Sunday, the party released a list of its top MLAs. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s blue eyed boy Dilip Pandey, MLA from Timarpur, has been adjudged as Number One legislator by the party, while Badli MLA Ajesh Yadav is No. 2, followed by Sanjeev Jha of Burari and Mahendra Yadav from Vikaskuri.
The AAP’s “MCD Mein Badlav” campaign aims at connecting over 50 lakh Delhiites who, the party said, “are tired of BJP’s rampant corruption!”
This assumes significance as the national capital goes to MCD polls in March-April. AAP, which could win only 49 MCD Wards in 2017, is pitted against the BJP which rules in all the three MCDs.
Since “The Delhi Crown” is a newspaper published from South-West Delhi, which includes Matiala Assembly constituency, it conducted a survey among the locals, most of whom claimed that their MLA Gulab Singh was “inaccessible”, either physically or over phone.
Most of the villagers, residing in surrounding villages, allege that Gulab Singh resides in Dwarka, which is at a distance of 15 kilometres from them, and is often touring Gujarat for his party’s work.
A former Congress legislator who claimed helping Gulab Singh win the last Assembly election, told “The Delhi Crown” – “Those voters whom I had approached in the last Assembly elections to vote for Gulab Singh, now complain to me that he never picks up their phone calls, and is never accessible, either at his village Ghummanhera, or his office in Matiala or his residence in Dwarka.”
The villagers of Jhuljhuli often allege that on several occasions in the past they approached MLA Gulab Singh regarding their perennial problem of water-logging in their area “but he fails to listen”.
Similar complaints are galore from residents of Rawta and nearby villages. Many residents of Matiala Assembly constituency allege that most of the time their local legislator is out of town, and found in Gujarat doing his party work.
“He has represented us for the past seven years, but till date this area doesn’t have a multi-speciality Hospital, not a single University, and not big project of Delhi Government,” says Deepak, a resident of village Jhuljhuli.