1. You Are At:
  2. English News
  3. Election
  4. MCD Elections 2022: Congress' civic poll manifesto promises water purifiers to poor | FULL DETAILS

MCD Elections 2022: Congress' civic poll manifesto promises water purifiers to poor | FULL DETAILS

MCD Elections 2022: Launching the manifesto, Congress leader Supriya Shrinate said the water provided by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi had always been "unfit" for regular use and extremely contaminated to consume.

Sheenu Sharma Edited By: Sheenu Sharma New Delhi Published on: November 30, 2022 15:57 IST
MCD Elections 2022, MCD Elections 2022 dates, MCD Elections news, MCD Elections opinion poll, MCD El
Image Source : PTI/ REPRESENTATIONAL (FILE). MCD Elections 2022: Congress' civic poll manifesto promises water purifiers to poor, day-boarding at schools.

MCD Elections 2022: The Congress' Delhi unit today (November 30) promised RO water purifiers to the poor, day-boarding facility at MCD-run schools and waiving off previous house tax dues in its manifesto for elections to the civic body in the national capital.

Launching the manifesto, Congress leader Supriya Shrinate said the water provided by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) had always been "unfit" for regular use and extremely contaminated to consume.

"The water provided by the MCD has never been fit for regular use, forget consuming it. It is extremely contaminated. Delhi Congress promises 'Saaf Paani Wali Dilli, Sheila Dikshit Wali Dilli'," Shrinate said.

The Congress has also promised a pollution- and garbage-free national capital. It will clear the landfill sites and provide better parking facilities for all.

Speaking on the other promises included in the manifesto, Shrinate said, "Day boarding facilities will be started in MCD-led schools. This will not only empower the poor but also end child labour."

Alleging that Delhiites were being looted in the name of house tax, Shrinate said the Congress would waive off all previous dues if voted to power. The Congress will also halve the tax currently being levied, she added.

The Congress has also promised to clear broken sewerage lines and clogged drains to avoid stagnation of water in the city and spread of diseases such as dengue.

ALSO READ: MCD Elections 2022: Difference between key functions of MCD and Delhi Government

It has also promised to involve Residents' Welfare Associations (RWAs) in the civic body and provide employment to the youths.

The civic polls, spanning 250 wards, are due on December 4 (Sunday). The votes will be counted on December 7 (Wednesday).

(With PTI inputs) 

ALSO READ: Ahead of MCD polls, ex-AAP MLA Commando Surender Singh joins BJP

Read all the Breaking News Live on indiatvnews.com and Get Latest English News & Updates from Election