S.P.Pandey , 15 Apr : Floating “commitment” and “promises only for fulfilment and not merely for announcements”, the president of RJD Chandigarh, Mr Ravinder Krishan, announced Haffiz Anwar-ul-Haq as its party’s candidate from Chandigarh at a crowded press here today. ”Whatever we say and promise during our election campaign will morally be binding on us and we will start implementation soon after the election”, asserted Mr Krishan.
“Our candidate is young man, dynamic, progressive and full of enthusiasm. He will file his nomination papers on Satuday, April 18, at 11:30 am before the Chief Electoral Officer. He will be accompanied by all office bearers and more than 5000 activists of the party. We all will go in a procession from the party’s office at 306 Sector 9 and will march to reach the Deputy Commissioner’s Office in a rally”, announced Mr Krishan.
Thanking the party’s Chandigarh president and its leaders at the helm, Haffiz Anwar-ul-Haq said that his party would strive hard and aim to win the Lok Sabha seat from Chandigarh with a good margin. “We have been getting a massive support among the youths of the city and their numbers are more than half of the total electorate”, said Mr Haq.
“This city has a long outstanding demand of a Balanced Rent Act which will satisfy both landlords and tenants. For this purpose the RJD will constitute a committee, which will include representatives of traders, tenants, landlords, legal experts and all the political parties in the city with a view to reach the consensus,” announced the young leader.
“The Rashtriya Janta Dal will also take up issuing SC/ST certificates to the members of the schedule castes and the schedule tribes and for this purpose intervention of Sh Laloo Prasad Yadav, our National President will also be sought to resolve the problem”, Mr Haq added.
“The other long pending demands of the people in the city, such as, increasing the limit of the Lal Dora in villages, allotment of 13 type houses on a hire/purchase basis to the allottees and rehabilitation of people living in various colonies will also be actively be taken up. The Rashtriya Janta Dal will seek to provide all facilities in the colonies namely sanitation, water and electricity connections till all the residents are rehabilitatied”, committed Mr Haq.
Mr Haq strongly criticised the outgoing MP, Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal on the issues of giving ownership rights to GPA holders, permission to construct the third and fourth storeys and stopping of the land acquisition process and said that his efforts were merely eyewash.
“If Mr Bansal had good intentions, it was possible during his tenure as a Minister of State”, regretted Mr Haq. “Why was there a delay of 4 years and 10 months of his term as Minister of State, if his intentions were in the right direction”, questioned the young leader.
“I consider Mr Bansal’s image as that of a non-performer and he has lost his credibility among the people of Chandigarh”, Mr Haq rued.
“The Rashtriya Janta Dal will issue its Election Manifesto in the first week of the May 2009. It will include promises at the national level as well as at the local level which will be fulfilled in the shortest span after May 16, 2009”, assured Mr Haq.
Suraj Bhan, vice-president Block Congress committee, has joined the RJD along with his complete team as also Mehmooda Begam, chairperson, women wing, Chandigarh, territorial Youth Congress, Imran Mohd, JD U, Vice President Ward 10 and Vinod Bittar, BJP, Chandigarh office bearer.