Ram mandir in BJP manifesto because they have no work to show: Milind Deora

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Milind Deora said it is “unfortunate” that BJP is still talking about Ram Mandir while Congress has focused on development and schemes in its party manifesto. 

Milind Deora was recently made the Mumbai Pradesh Congress Committee Chief.

Former Union minister and Congress candidate from Mumbai South Milind Deora said Bharatiya Janata Party is still talking about Ram Mandir as they have no work to show.

Milind Deora said it is “unfortunate” that BJP is still talking about Ram Mandir while Congress has focused on development and schemes in its party manifesto.

He made the comment after the BJP released its manifesto on Monday and said it will take “all necessary efforts to facilitate the expeditious construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya”.

“It is unfortunate that while Congress is talking about development and schemes that will help the poor, BJP is still talking about Ram Mandir. It shows they have nothing constructive to share with people,” Milind Deora said.

Milind Deora, who is confident of winning, said he feels that the Modi wave has ebbed in 2019 and that people will be focusing on constituency candidates.

Mumbai South constituency will see a direct fight between Milind Deora and sitting Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant. This seat has traditionally been a Congress bastion as Milind Deora’s father Murli Deora has thrice represented this seat. Milind Deora has twice won this prestigious seat, first in 2004 and then in 2009. He, however, lost to Shiv Sena’s Arvind Sawant in 2014 by a huge margin. The MNS too tried to make inroads in 2014 with its candidate Bala Nandgaonkar but failed.

Milind Deora was recently made the Mumbai Pradesh Congress Committee Chief. He replaced Sanjay Nirupam. With a new leader in the command seat, Congress expects him to help win all Mumbai seats for the party alliance and repeat the clean sweep of 2009.

“All our candidates know their respective areas. They have good connect with the people. Even a new candidate like Urmila Matondkar is doing such a great job, so we are very confident,” said Milind Deora.

The Mumbai South constituency is not just one of the richest constituencies but is also a contrast in it itself. While on one hand there are major concerns with regards to the issue of redevelopment of slums, on the other hand there are major issues of people worried of getting displaced with the Mumbai Port Trust Redevelopment programme.

This constituency has the assembly segments of Worli, Sewree, Malabar Hill, Colaba, Mumbadevi and Byculla.

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