AAP not letting Central scheme benefits reach Delhi residents: BJP

The Delhi BJP on Monday accused the AAP government and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of not letting the benefits of Central government schemes reach the people of Delhi.

New Delhi: The Delhi BJP on Monday accused the AAP government and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of not letting the benefits of Central government schemes reach the people of Delhi.

"The Central government has constantly been giving funds to the Delhi government for the development of the city under various schemes. 

"But the Kejriwal government is not letting the benefits reach the people of Delhi," General Secretary of the Delhi unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Kuljeet Singh Chahal said.

He added that Kejriwal keeps complaining that the Central government was not letting his government work, but that was not the case.

"In fact, it is the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government which does not believe in working but only finds excuses not to work."

Chahal said the AAP government delayed approval to the fourth phase of the Delhi Metro by two years.

"While they gave their in-principle approval, they kept delaying giving financial commitment which has delayed the project involving the life-line of Delhi by more than two years," he said.

Chahal added that the Delhi government failed to utilize funds issued by the Central government for sanitation, water, sewage and other development works.

BJP leader Udit Raj slammed Kejriwal for questioning the reliability Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and said the Delhi Chief Minister had no faith in the constitutional institutions in the country.

"It seems Kejriwal finds only those institutions independent which support his anarchic views, and only those elections free and fair in which he wins," he said.

Udit Raj questioned why he did not find any fraud in the EVMs when the AAP won so convincingly in the 2015 Delhi assembly polls.