Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today accused BJP of taking the "route of riots" to capture power and held it responsible for communal violence in Muzaffarnagar that claimed 47 lives.
Addressing a meeting at Seelampur here, Dikshit, eying an unprecedented fourth consecutive victory in the upcoming assembly polls, said the city did not witness a single incident of communal violence during the last 15-years of Congress rule as her government always tried hard to ensure communal harmony among various communities.
"The BJP is responsible for communal violence in Uttar Pradesh. They have triggered it (violence). The opposition party is taking the route of riots to capture power as it has become impatient in the role of opposition," the CM alleged.
The opposition party has no agenda, she said, adding, "They want to disturb peace and tranquility to fulfill there political motives."
"We have maintained communal peace and harmony in Delhi for 15 years. There was not a single incident of communal violence in Delhi during our rule. We always work to build bridges among the communities," she said.
Listing achievement of her government, Dikshit accused the BJP of trying to mislead people to gain political mileage in the assembly polls slated for November.
"The BJP is trying to mislead people of the city on various issues. But they will not succeed. People will repose faith in us and we have ensured welfare of all sections. People will go by our performance," Dikshit said.
Harping on the developmentplank, she said Delhi's progress is visible.
"My government is sensitive to the needs of the poor and other vulnerable sections of the society. It has been taking steps to provide relief to the deprived sections by implementing various welfare schemes.
"My government has allocated more than 65 per cent of its plan outlay on social sector," she said.
Dikshit said the BJP does not have a vision for the city and people will not be influenced by their "unbelievable promises".
Exhorting people not to be carried away by BJP's "misleading campaigns", she said the party was "worried and scared" as it realised that there was no chance of coming to power in the ensuing polls in Delhi.
The BJP has announced that power tariff will be reduced by 30 per cent if the party comes to power. It has also promised to provide flats to all the slum dwellers if it wins the polls.
"The opposition in Delhi has no development plans and issues.Our government has performed exceptionally well during last 15 years. We work with a sense of service. I think the people have decided to elect Congress to power for the fourth-time, " she said.
Slamming critics of the Food Security Act, Dikshit said spending money on providing food to needy people cannot be called "waste of money".
"The Food Security Act will remove hunger in the country. It is an iniatiative to overcome hunger and poverty. The opposition is saying money will be wasted. Is providing food a wastage of money," she said.
Dikshit inaugurated a Basti Vikas Kendra and laid foundation stone of another Basti Vikas Kendra at Chanderpuri near Old Seelampur.
The Basti Vikas Kendras are being constructed and maintained by the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB).