Delhi BJP gives poll ticket to slum dweller

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Delhi BJP gives poll ticket to slum dweller

New Delhi, Apr 3 (PTI) Delhi BJP today gave a civic poll ticket to a Class 10-pass slum resident who had told state party chief Manoj Tiwari during his stay at a west Delhi slum that politicians did not listen to the poor.

Tiwari had started his series of slum visits after taking charge as Delhi BJP chief, spending the night of 31 December 31 last year with residents of Todapur slum, including Sarita Devi, in Inderpuri.

Devi had told Tiwari during an interaction that politicians never listened to poor people at which he had promised a solution to her.

Devi will contest MCD election from Inderpuri ward.

Tiwari has said his slum visits are a reality check on developments of unauthorised colonies and slums under the AAP government, and has led to his party’s focus on residents of these parts of the city.

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