In an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Aam Aadmi Party’s Gautam Buddh Nagar unit chief has urged to make western Uttar Pradesh district, together with Noida and Greater Noida, part of Delhi.
In the letter, AAP’s Gautam Buddh Nagar president Bhupendra Singh Jadaun claimed that the transfer would guarantee growth of the district on the traces of the nationwide capital and folks would get primary facilities like water, electrical energy and public transport both free or at minimal price.
Mr Jadaun’s letter on Monday coincided with PM Modi’s go to to Greater Noida in Gautam Buddh Nagar the place he inaugurated the World Dairy Summit – 2022.
“The Arvind Kejriwal government is providing basic civic facilities like electricity, water, education, health, transport to the people of Delhi free of cost or at minimum price, but the entire Gautam Buddh Nagar district, including Noida, is deprived of it,” the AAP native chief wrote.
“On the lines of Delhi, children of the poor can get good education in a good environment even in government schools. Women can get free of cost bus travel, the elderly could go for pilgrimage for free,” he claimed.
“Similarly people won’t have to stand in queues at government offices for small jobs like Aadhaar card, ration card, driving license, birth certificates, property registrations, etc,” he added.
Mr Jadaun additional mentioned that if his demand is met, the folks of the district will get the fitting to decide on their representatives of the native firms simply as they do in Delhi.
“The people of urban and rural areas in Noida should get the ownership rights of their land, while those living in the so-called illegal colonies should also get ownership and basic facilities like Delhi,” he added.
He alleged that corruption by officers of the three native authorities – the Noida Authority, the Greater Noida Authority, and the Yamuna Expressway Authority – have been a blot on the district’s repute.
“Hence, the Aam Aadmi Party demands that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should declare the merger of the entire Gautam Buddh Nagar, including Noida, into Delhi,” the AAP’s district chief wrote.
Spread in 1,442-sq-km space, Gautam Buddha Nagar district was carved out of parts of Ghaziabad and Bulandshahr districts. The district has three tehsils – Sadar (Noida), Dadri, and Jewar, and the dual cities of Noida and Greater Noida.
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