CM owes ac­count­abil­ity to Delhi – Yo­gen­dra Ya­dav, pres­i­dent, Swaraj In­dia

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Yo­gen­dra Ya­dav, pres­i­dent of Swaraj In­dia, a splin­ter group of

Aam Aadmi Party, says that when Arvind Ke­jri­wal was voted to power in Delhi peo­ple had great ex­pec­ta­tions from him that thing would change for bet­ter in Delhi un­der his lead­er­ship.

They were ex­pect­ing that civic ameni­ties like clean­li­ness and health ser­vices would get a boost and MCDs would work in tan­dem with Delhi gov­ern­ment. New schemes and projects would be launched and this city state would make a dis­tinct iden­tity like other cap­i­tal cities of other de­vel­oped coun­tries in the world. But noth­ing of this sort hap­pened.

Dur­ing the last two-and-a-half years of his rule, Ke­jri­wal has failed to co­or­di­nate with MCDs and the re­sult was that the peo­ple shown Aam Aadmi Party door in the mu­nic­i­pal elec­tions. AAP has proved to be a to­tal fail­ure on clean­li­ness front. In health ser­vices also, it seems to take ini­tia­tives but look­ing at the pace they are working, it is dif­fi­cult to say that peo­ple will get any ben­e­fit from these ini­tia­tives very soon.

It is very painful to see that lives are be­ing lost in sew­ers. This gov­ern­ment has be­come an epit­ome of ap­a­thy to­wards lives of safai karm­charis, who still have to clean sew­ers man­u­ally. Not once or twice, they be­come vic­tims of such ac­ci­dents ev­ery other day. But no­body is ready to take re­spon­si­bil­ity of these sad ac­ci­dents.

This is not all. Delhi’s hos­pi­tals con­tinue to be sick. There are long queues of pa­tients wait­ing for their term to get treat­ment. Medicines are in short sup­ply. Noth­ing has changed. Delhi’s chief min­is­ter has proved a fail­ure on many lev­els and on all fronts.

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