Delhi: BJP tries to woo slum dwellers with board game targeting PAA
Searching the Aam Aadmi party ahead of MCD polls next year, Delhi’s BJP on Sunday distributed the board game of snakes and ladders to children living in slums – with the snakes being replaced by the faces of ministers from Delhi, including CM and Deputy CM. The AAP fired back, saying the BJP had no more issues to raise.
The BJP said the games were distributed to people living in Kusum Pahadi, Jai Hind and JJ Bandhu camps near Vasant Vihar by Delhi BJP leader Adesh Gupta during his ongoing “jhuggi samman yatra” – a offers from BJP leaders to woo slum dwellers.
The boxes next to the “snakes” are also marked “DTC scam”, “education scam”, “ration scam” and “Delhi Jal council scam”. The “scales”, on the other hand, have central government programs like Jan Dhan Yojna, Mudra Loan Scheme, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Swacch Bharat etc.
Gupta said, “People of all age groups are playing the game… As it is popular, people should also know how central government programs benefit children.” Asked about children’s participation in politics, he said: “Even adults play ludo and children also have a right to know what is going on.
Delhi BJP spokesperson Praveen Shankar Kapoor said 1 lakh of these charts have been released and the party will distribute them in jhuggis: poor… The idea is that the chart will make Kejriwal government’s disappointments a topic discussion among slum dwellers.
Speaking to the BJP, the AAP said in a statement: “The BJP in Delhi is in a terrible state and has no more issues to raise. People should take the board game and play. There are 6 million houses in Delhi and they should distribute it to everyone. “
Municipal elections are expected to take place in April next year.
Delhi has around 30 lakhs of people living in 675 slum groups. Much of the slum dwellers had traditionally voted for Congress but switched to the AAP in the 2013 and 2015 assembly polls. Since then, the AAP’s free electricity and water programs have been successful. led this section to vote largely for the AAP in the Vidhan Sabha polls. The BJP, with the yatra, wants to make a hole in this bank of votes.