One month of pushing the broom

Kejriwal gives high score on new govt's report card

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed that just one month’s existence of Aam Aadmi Party Government in the capital has resulted in Delhi Government officials stopping to ask for bribes.

He said so while presenting his government's one month's achievements at a media conference at Delhi Secretariat on Thursday, in which he also said his government has taken many decisions in one month which Congress and BJP were not able to take in years of their rule.

Starting with the anti-corruption motto of his government, Kejriwal said, “The anti-corruption helpline has substantially brought down the cases of corruption. The volunteers have found that at many offices, the officers have stopped demanding money. The problem still exists in VAT department where we have to act strictly.”

On Jan Lokpal Bill, he said the government is working hard on the draft and it will be brought in the special session of Delhi Assembly in 10-15 days.

He said his government promised for rightful governance and following that he has announced to constitute a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe anti-Sikh riots in 1984. “The Sikh community was demanding a SIT to probe anti-Sikh riots. We cannot expect anything from the party (Congress) who was involved in the riots and the BJP also did nothing during its five-year regime. We have also got a positive response from the LG over setting up the SIT,” Kejriwal said.

He also defended the government’s decision of removing Barkha Singh from the post of Delhi Commission for Women’s chairperson citing such posts are filled with political people.

“Whenever a party comes in to power it fills such posts with its members. We are in favour of giving chances to people who are non-political and who have knowledge of their respective field. We are also changing all of such posts where Congress party workers have been appointed,” he said.

Kejriwal also defended the government over deaths of over a 100 people due to cold in last few months.

“In last 15 years the government had constructed 175 night shelters and in last one month we have set up 58 new night shelters. However, it is not enough and we have to work hard for more night shelters,” he said.

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