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