Currently trailing behind the AAP, BJP¬† in¬† the race for the Delhi Assembly polls 2015, the Congress party finally got Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi to campaign for the party. On¬† the trail he ¬†added ‘a roof over every head’ to his party’s promises of low-cost water and electricity in what is being viewed as his answer to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of a slum-free Delhi by 2022 during his maiden attempt at wooing voters.
¬†After being questioned about where he is during the Delhi Polls 2015, the reluctant Gandhi chose a venue at the crossroads of three bustling slum clusters in South Delhi’s Kalkaji Assembly constituency, the Nav Jeevan, Bhoomiheen and Jawaharlal Nehru Camps for the announcement and declared it at the conclusion of an hour and a half long road show among the residents of an estimated 8000 hutments located in the area.
¬†Arriving ¬†atop an open truck, Rahul ¬†had the party’s candidate from the Assembly Subhash Chopra, Greater Kailash candidate Sharmishta Mukherjee, general secretary and campaign in-charge Ajay Maken, election in-charge PC Chacko and Delhi unit president Arvinder Singh for company.
¬†‚ÄúThe main issue that the Congress seeks to address in the upcoming polls is the welfare of the poor and to ensure that everyone however rich, poor, strong or weak finds space enough to live in Delhi,‚ÄĚ ¬†the Gandhi scion ¬†said. How much¬† Gandhi’s efforts helps the morally down¬† Congress remains to be seen when the capital votes on February 7.