East Delhi voters' wish list for prospective candidates
New Delhi: As political parties kick-started campaigning for the assembly elections 2020, east Delhi residents are ready with their list of demands from the candidates.
The residents want their demands fulfilled in a time-bound manner. They would vote for any candidate who they trust to deliver on this front.
They said basic amenities in their constituency is a priority as it was one of the neglected areas. Residents' forums of all major societies of East Delhi will vote only for the basic amenities.
BS Vohra, chief of umbrella residents' body of Krishna Nagar, said he had prepared a list of demands consisting of 27 points, including lack of car parking facility, air pollution and safety.
He said, ''We will take a decision to go along with a candidate irrespective of the party affiliations if he or she promises to fulfil the aforesaid demands within a stipulated time frame.''
Residents of IP Extension, an upscale residential locality that falls under the assembly constituency of Vishwas Nagar, have different demand. They are annoyed with the proposal of imposing common area tax.
Madan Khatri, who heads the federation of IP Extension residents' associations, said, "Voters residing in 118 societies of IP Extension are of the view that they would vote for a candidate who comes forward to listen to them.''
He said, ''We are being meted out with stepmotherly treatment. The government has imposed common area tax for our housing societies only. Though it announces schemes for houses in the plotted area, it wants to pass on that expenditure burden on the residents of societies.''
Residents of Mayur Vihar phase-III and Vasundhara Enclave are demanding metro connectivity for their residential pockets.
Vinod Kumar Nair, convenor of a residents' forum said that politicians have made a fool of them in the past. But this time, they are not going to believe them.
He said, ''If our demand for extending metro connectivity up to our residential pocket is not met, we even would opt for NOTA.''