CM goes one-on-one with aam aadmi
IN A bid to connect with the electorate, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet ministers on Wednesday marked the Aam Aadmi Party’s three years in power with a live interaction with the people in the national Capital.
The event was held at the New Delhi Municipal Council’s convention centre where Kejriwal and his team took questions from the public through calls, Twitter, Facebook and e-mail.
While highlighting the government’s achievements in the sectors of education, water, power and health, Kejriwal took questions on corruption charges against the party, and its initiatives like the oddeven car scheme.
Asked whether the car rationing scheme would become a permanent measure to deal with pollution, Kejriwal said, “We have studied a number of cases from abroad and found that in comparison, our drive was the longest. Other countries run the scheme just for two to three days… To combat pollution, we have to find long-terms solutions.”
As the AAP faces charges of corruption and MLA disqualification in the office of profit case, a question came up on the government’s efforts to curb corruption.
“During our 49-day government, our most important quality was that we had completely stopped corruption. At that time, the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) was with us, and when we formed government the next time, we had the ACB under us for three months.”
“I have no hesitation in saying that after those three months, corruption in the retail market has somewhat increased. I hope that once the SC gives a decision on the ongoing case over administrative jurisdiction, we will be able to fight corruption with the same vigour as we did in the 49 days.”
The CM also announced that the Delhi government will start providing free Wi-Fi service to residents in the national Capital soon.
AAP completes three years of rule in Delhi
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and (left) deputy CM Manish Sisodia.