In a new strategy to preempt the anti-incumbency factor for the upcoming Delhi municipal (MCD) polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will not field any of the sitting councillors or their relatives in the electoral contest.
The decision is targeted at spring cleaning of the civic bodies and has been fully supported by the highest authorities of the party.
BJP has been leading the MCDs for the last 10 years and often targeted for corruption and tardy pace of work.
State BJP leader Manoj Tiwari said that their mantra for MCD polls will be Zero-tolerance towards corruption.
Tiwari claimed that BJP is not concerned about the feelings of sitting councillors. He also said that they are answerable only to the public, not to the councillors.
The North, South and East Delhi Municipal Corporations together constitute 272 seats, of which the BJP’s current strength is 153. The elections to the civic bodies are scheduled to be held on April 22. The counting will take place on April 25.