Nightmare is over, says Jaitley on AAP exit

Nightmare is over, says Jaitley on AAP exit

 BJP leader Arun Jaitley who has taken the brunt of taking on AAP, on Saturday equated Arvind Kejriwal government to a “nighmare” which he said “is finally over” as their alternative politics bordered on “populism, demagogy” and “falsehood” .

Commenting on 49 of AAP government in Delhi, the Rajya Sabha’s leader of opposition Jaitley said it appeared that the moto was “clever politics and no governance”.

Jaitley at the same time said that AAP’s exit “defied the hopes of many who wanted to see an alternative politics emerge. The alternative politics was populism, demagogue, falsehood but no governance. Thank God, the nightmare is over”.

He questioned AAP government’s silence on core issues affecting people of the national capital.  “Did the AAP government decide to expand the drinking water connectivity in Delhi? Did they seriously conceive of a scheme to increase the healthcare facilities in Delhi? Did they ever think of setting up new schools and colleges?...What about taking Delhi Metro to the next phase? Did the idea of more flyovers and better PWD roads ever cross their thinking? ..These are real areas of governance,” he said, countering Kejriwal’s claim of achievements.

The AAP had got only 28 seats while the BJP-Shiromani Akali Dal combined got 32 and Congress 8 in the assembly elections.

‘Exit route’

The BJP leader is of the view Delhi CM’s resignation on Jan Lokpal bill issue was a carefully crafted exit route as he believed that state version of the anti-coruption law is no different which he and other MPs drafted and was accepted by the UPA with some amendments. 

“The ‘Lokpal content’ of the Bill is not radically different from the Central legislation
but it wanted to create a false propaganda that its Bill is a revolutionary one in comparison to the central law. It decided to defy the conventional procedure for legislative approval in order to invent a pretext for resignation,” he emphasised.

He criticised the AAP for accepting shamelessly the Congress support in order to prove the majority. 

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