Political parties in Navi Mumbai are now trying to replicate the model adopted by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in New Delhi. And while doing so, they are leaving no stone unturned to bridge the existing gap between the common man and political leaders.
While the Navi Mumbai Congress has already declared that it is ready to take on even the state government, the city’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) unit has started a campaign where it is reaching out to commuters travelling on Harbour line by asking them to rate the services.
BJP leader from Navi Mumbai Santosh Pachalag said, “We have started campaign to reach out to the commuters. We have designed a form and are taking a direct feedback from the people and asking them to rate the services provided by the Central Railway. Apart from this, other issues are security in women compartments, facilities at the railway stations, the number of ticket windows, frequency of trains and timetable.”
He added, “This feedback will form basis of our next course of action which we are planning to take with the railway authorities for remedial measures. The campaign, which started two days ago from Airoli station, will be held at every Navi Mumbai station till January 20.”
Another BJP leader, requesting anonymity said, “After success in Delhi, AAP is making its presence felt in Navi Mumbai. Even if the chances of their candidates winning are less here, they can eat into our votes and this in turn can impact the results here.”
The Congress, too, has started making preparations. For instance, the party’s city unit has readied itself to take on even the state government over issues such as power tariffs.
“The state government will be in power as long as the people are with us. The day people boycott this party, we will be out of power. So, it is high time the party takes up issues directly affecting the common man and fights for their rights,” said a Congress leader, requesting anonymity.
BJP members have designed a form and are taking a direct feedback from the people and asking them to rate the services provided by the Central Railway
The Congress’s city unit has readied itself to take on even the state government over issues such as power tariffs.