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MCD polls: Modi must ask people to defeat BJP for failure to clean Delhi, says Sandeep Dikshit

India TV Politics Desk New Delhi 27 Mar 2017, 16:58:32 IST
India TV Politics Desk

Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Mann ki Baat" programme that was broadcast yesterday, former Congress MP Sandeep Dikshit today asked him to urge the people of Delhi to uproot the BJP from MCD as it has made the national capital one of the dirtiest cities in the country. 

Dikshit said that the Prime Minister has been coming up with a new slogan every two months, but he must also tell the nation about the implementation of such initiatives. 

"He (Modi) has now come up with a new slogan 'New India'. There is a long list of such slogans -- 'Make in India', 'Skill India', 'Start Up India, Stand Up India', 'Swachch Bharat', 'Digital India', etc.," the Congress spokesperson said in an online video, titled "Kaam ki Baat", which is his personal initiative.

Dikshit said it would have been great if Modi, in his next radio address, tells the country about the actual implementation on the ground and achievements. 

"It would have been great if he (PM) had been as creative in implementing these slogans," he said. 

The former MP said the PM should be true to his words when he endorsed Gayatri's anguish regarding dirt in the cities and the need to have a cleanliness campaign. 

Modi had referred to the Class XI girl student's phone message regarding the problem of garbage in his monthly radio address. 

"The Prime Minister should ask the people of Delhi to remove the BJP from MCD for turning Delhi into one of the dirtiest cities," he said. 

Dikshit said while Modi cited Bhagat Singh, he forgot to tell the country that the revolutionary leader had warned against a coalition of the religious preachers and possessors of power in his article "Why I am an atheist".

(With PTI inputs)