New Delhi, Oct 20: Taking on BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Sunday said Delhi was more developed than the Gujarat he rules and her Congress does not promote “hatred and division”.
“Delhi’s development model is much better than Gujarat’s. We have the highest per capita income and the quality of life and infrastructure in the capital is being praised by all, whereas a large number of people in Gujarat still lack basic amenities,” Dikshit said.
Addressing a public gathering in west Delhi’s Nangloi area, Dikshit, who has been Delhi chief minister since 1998, highlighted her achievements and urged the people to vote Congress back to power in the Dec 4 assembly polls.
“Delhi has around 24 institutions of higher education, including six state level universities, commissioned by Delhi government in shortest possible time.”
“The percentage of female enrollment is higher in Delhi than many other states,” she said.
“We provide monthly pension of up to Rs.1,500 to the city’s elderly, widows, and physically challenged. Is any other state doing anything similar?” she asked.
“The Congress government cares and shares and does not propagate and promote hatred and division,” she said.
Dikshit urged Delhi’s people to not get carried away by the “false promises” of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Aam Admi Party (AAP), its two main election opponents.
“People should vote for Congress as we are tested, tried and trusted. Our performance has been certified by people,” she said.