No decline in corruption in Delhi under AAP regime, claims survey

According to a recent survey, a majority of Delhiites feel that there has been no decline in graft in government offices ever since the AAP regime came to power in Delhi.

Last Updated: Feb 17, 2016, 12:56 PM IST
No decline in corruption in Delhi under AAP regime, claims survey

New Delhi: Contrary to Arvind Kejriwal government's tough stance against corruption, a majority of Delhiites feel that there has been no decline in graft in government offices ever since the AAP regime came to power here.

According to a survey conducted by Swaraj Abhiyan, nearly 77% of local residents are of the view that corruption has not gone down in government offices in Delhi even despite AAP government's tough posturing against reported instances of graft.

Nearly 62% of those surveyed claim neither the electricity bills have come down nor they are being provided 20,000 litres of free water every month – a promise made by the AAP government.

The survey, which was conducted between February 10-14, covered 10,000 Delhi residents in 70 assembly constituencies. It was done by volunteers of Swaraj Abhiyan, an organisation formed by expelled AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan.

The findings of the survey holds significance since fight against corruption was a major plank on which AAP came to power in Delhi.

Around 86% of the people surveyed said the Janlokpal Bill was not the one which was promised at Ramlila Maidan by Kejriwal, while 74% felt that there was no clamp down on corruption at ration shops.

The study claimed that 63 per cent of people said their electricity bills have not come down while 62 per cent said they were not getting 20,000 litres of free water every month.

Over 82% said they did not get old-age pension, the survey claimed, while 80% were of the opinion that women were unsafe in the city. Another 87% respondents claimed that CCTV were yet to be installed in their areas.

Some 85% of the people claimed that the Primary Health Care (PHC) were yet to be opened in their areas.