One year of Arvind Kejriwal govt: BJP, Congress give duck to AAP, call it a 'failed' tenure
The AAP government will complete one year in office on Sunday.
New Delhi: Terming the first year of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi as a "black year" in the history of the capital, the Delhi BJP on Saturday said the city government failed to fulfill its poll promises and "deceived" the people.
"The last one year has proved to be a black year in the history of Delhi. Delhiites last year gave a historic mandate to the Aam Aadmi Party seeking a change in polity but it turned out to be a year of betrayal," Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay told reporters.
He said that by raising a new constitutional crisis every day, the Delhi government blocked development and administration work.
Leader of Opposition in the Delhi assembly Vijender Gupta presented a report on how the Kejriwal government`s "habit" of creating constitutional crisis and conflicts brought development and administrative work to a standstill.
"The year turned out to be a year of deceit. The government has brought development and administration to a standstill by creating constitutional conflicts," Gupta said.
Ramesh Bidhuri, the BJP Lok Sabha member from South Delhi, raised the issue of the Kejriwal government`s "betrayal" in the name of regularising unauthorised colonies and villages in the city.
Upadhyay said the Delhi BJP will observe a `Protest Day` on Sunday.
"Tomorrow (Sunday), we will hold a protest at Jantar Mantar against the completion of one year of the AAP government which has failed to fulfil its promises made during the assembly elections," Upadhyay said.
Meanwhile, the Congress party also termed the first year of the Arvind Kejriwal government a "complete failure" and said the ruling party in Delhi has been "finding excuses not to work," betraying those who elected it to office.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government had scored "zero out of hundred" in its performance in the first year of its term, Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken told reporters here.
"It is a complete failure. They could not fulfil their promises. The list is very long," he said.
Maken, who was accompanied by other senior Congress leaders of Delhi, also released a booklet entitled `Kejriwal ek saal, Delhi behaal` (One year of Kejriwal: Delhi in a bad shape) and said the party will go to the people to tell them about the "failures" of the government.
Kejriwal government will complete one year on Sunday, which the Congress is observing as "chhalawa divas" (the day of deception).
To mark the day, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet will answer questions from the people during a live phone-in programme at the NDMC Convention Centre on Sunday.
(With Agency inputs)