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Delhi MCD elections 2017: BJP Kalkaji councillor switches over to Congress

According To India Vote Kar
Ahead of the MCD elections in the national capital, sitting BJP councillor from Govindpuri Chander Prakash on Tuesday joined the Congress.

Stating that he is “essentially” from the Congress family, and without specifying his reasons for joining the BJP, Prakash said, “I am in agreement with the vision of the Congress and I wish to work for the upliftment of the poor and the downtrodden.”
“When I became a Municipal Councillor from the Govindpuri ward in South Delhi, Subhash Chopra (former MLA from the Kalkaji Assembly constituency) made efforts to start a project to build an in-situ 14-storey flat complex to settle around 3,000 families living in the JJ Clusters. The work on the flats, which began in 2013, should have been completed in three years, but the AAP has not done anything to complete the construction of these flats,” Prakash said.

Prakash is the second councillor to have joined the Congress this year. Stating that the Aam Aadmi Party had “failed to live up to its promises,” sitting AAP councillor Anil Malik had joined the Congress on February 9. Malik has said that “AAP was working against the very people it had been elected by and the hopes with which, he had joined the party two years ago, had been thwarted”.

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