The Congress party on Wednesday released a ‘chargesheet’ on completion of three years of Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi. Hitting out at the ruling party, the Congress claimed that the foundation of the AAP government was laid on false promises.
Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken and former chief minister Sheila Dikshit released the ‘chargesheet’ at a press conference. They claimed that the Kejriwal government had not fulfilled any of promises it made before being voted to power. Some of the areas of concern pointed out by the Congress were women safety, new fleet of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses, free wifi, marshals and CCTVs in DTC buses and education.
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Addressing the press conference, Maken said that the ‘chargesheet’ against AAP government also had comparison with the performance of the previous Sheila Dikshit-led Congress government in Delhi. He said that the booklet talks in detail about how Sheila Dikshit government did better on all issues and developed the national capital.
The booklet has detailed mention of all the promises AAP made in 2013 and 2015, and how they did on the same, said Maken, adding, “They lied to people of Delhi and came to power”.
Talking about the cover page of the booklet, Maken said that it had a map of Delhi mentioning different areas of concern. For instance, he said, it refers to the promise of Lokpal made by Arvind Kejriwal before coming to power.
The Congress pointed that Kejriwal had set a deadline for passing the Lokpal bill, but did not adhere to the same. “While they earlier blamed the Congress and the BJP for stalling the bill, they changed the basic structure of it when they came to power with full majority,” said Maken.
He further said that the Kejriwal government is making tall claims on work done in education sector, but the fact is that 1 lakh students have dropped out of government schools and opted for private ones, which is a major setback for the education department.
“On the issue of health, nothing concrete has been done and situation has worsened. As many as 9149 people have died due to breathing trouble. At least 111 dispensaries, that were among those opened by the previous Congress government, have been shut down by AAP,” he added.
The banner at the press conference said – AAP nahi Khap hai, har morche par flop hai (It’s not AAP, but Khap, and is flop on all fronts).