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BJP to set up task force to address issues facing Delhi

Sunday, 8 December 2013 - 11:19am IST Updated: Sunday, 8 December 2013 - 11:21am IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI
He said the assembly results were against the "misdeeds" of the Congress which ruled the state for 15 years but failed to solve the problems confronting people.

With results indicating big gains for BJP in Delhi polls, its chief ministerial candidate Harsh Vardhan on Sunday said his priority would be to set up a task force within a fortnight of government formation to address issues of urgent importance and strengthen security of women.

He said the assembly results were against the "misdeeds" of the Congress which ruled the state for 15 years but failed to solve the problems confronting people.

Vardhan felt the AAP had eaten more into Congress votes than those of BJP's.

Vardhan, whose party appears heading to form the next government by leading in 34 seats, said, "I am going to instruct the administration to make an action plan in the next 7 to 15 days and ensure that we start working on all the fronts simultaneously".

He said safety of women would be his government's focus with enhanced patrolling, setting up of a women task force and removing the dark spots from the city.

"We have to remove the dark spots from the city because I had studied (police patrolling) all over the world...in New York and London, where they could remove the dark spots from the city, they were able to reduce crime against women by something like 40 %", he said.

He also harped on according full statehood status to Delhi, hoping that this would become a reality if Narendra Modi forms the next government at the Centre.

Vardhan said the results were a clear indication that Congress has been decimated in the elections.

"They (Congress) got long 15 years but were not been able to solve the problem of the city. They are known for their corruption, scams, huge inflation that they have given to us and making our lives miserable," he said.

To a question, he said, "We have no infighting (within the party).

Asked if early release of candidates list could have helped the party, he said, "We have to analyse that in detail".


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