New Delhi:  With BJP campaign for MCD polls focusing on "corruption" at the Centre and in Delhi Government, the Congress on Tuesday alleged that the rival party was not raising local issues as it had "failed" in governing the civic body for the past five years.

Besides its chief J P Agarwal, the Delhi Congress fielded two ministers -- Arvinder Singh Lovely and Haroon Yusuf – to attack the BJP, which currently rules the Municipal of Delhi.

While Agarwal hit out at the BJP for raising house tax, toll tax and parking charges in the past five years thereby "burdening" people, Lovely claimed that the Delhi Transport
Corporation had to withdraw its low-floor buses from roads laid by the MCD as they were bad.

"The elections are to elect councillors for the MCD. It is MCD elections. Why is BJP's campaign focused on the Centre and the Delhi Governments? Why can't they talk about local issues?" Lovely asked at a press conference.

He also alleged that the BJP had failed in all counts while governing the MCD since 2007 and wondered whether even MCD employees go to hospitals run by it for treatment.

The Transport and Education Minister also compared the services being provided by hospitals managed by the Delhi Government and the civic body.

Elections to newly-carved three Municipal Corporations of Delhi are scheduled on April 15 and the high-voltage campaign in the run up to it have pitted the two principal players against each other on a host of issues.

Agarwal also alleged that the BJP had a number of issues over distribution of tickets, while the same process was "smoothly handled" by his party.

"The BJP-ruled MCD raised house tax, toll tax and parking rates. They made things worse in Delhi. They tried levying tax on people who live in colonies, but we got it scrapped. What did the councillors do to control inflation? They failed in
the past five years," he asked.

The BJP has made corruption at the Centre and in Delhi government the centre piece of its campaign and fielded even its national president Nitin Gadkari to raise these issues at a state party meeting on Tuesday.

Lovely also claimed that BJP-ruled MCD could not even construct one underpass or flyover during the past five years and construction work on one underpass has been stuck for several years now.

"Nothing is happening. They have not constructed even one underpass. They are talking about the state governments. When we are fighting the MCD polls, issues concerning the local body should be putforth in the front," he said.

Echoing his views, Agarwal said people of Delhi "will not allow" the BJP's campaign and will make sure that Congress gets all three MCDs.

Yusuf also attacked the BJP for raising parking charges at lots run by the MCD.

"They (BJP leaders) have now begun to go silent. They know it is not happening," he said.