New Delhi: The mini Bengal of Delhi, Chitranjan Park has always been witnessing the interesting political battle whether it is the parliamentary, assembly or municipal elections. The stage is set for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi elections scheduled for April 15.

Even West Bengal has been under the Left Front and Trinamool Congress rule, but the mini Bengal is the stronghold of the grand old party. The Congress had won 2002 and 2007 MCD polls.

CR Park falls under the parliamentary constituency of Union Minister of State for Sports (Independent Charge) Ajay Maken. The Congress has fielded Virendra Kasana. In 2002, he defeated BJP candidate Anand Mukherjee. This time too, both the candidates are in direct fight with one another.

In 2007 MCD polls, Congress candidate Dhir Singh defeated BJP nominee Mummun Roy. Coincidentally, both Dhir Singh and Virendra Kasana are the sibling. CR Park residents say that candidates get votes in the name of party as well as on their development work.

Despite having 12, 000 Bengali voters, CR Park fails to send a single candidate from the community to the MCD. The BJP played Bengali card by fielding Mukherjee once again, while the Congress reposed faith on Kasana.

Kalkaji and DDA Flats, which are under CR Park ward, are still reeling under the problem of parking, drinking water and power crisis.

JPN/Bureau