The Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi is facing “hurdles” in governance as it has not entered into any “setting” unlike the previous administrations that ruled the Capital, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday.
Kejriwal attacked the BJP and the Congress, adding the parties had “similar characters” in terms of being “corrupt and exploitative”. He said the task taken up during the Anna Hazare-led anti-corruption movement was still on.
AAP chief was speaking at the launch of a book, ‘Bhagat Singh’s Jail Note Book’, at India Habitat Centre here. The Delhi government will make the book available at school libraries, he said.
“Some people wonder as to why the previous Delhi governments did not face any such trouble. We, too, would have had a smooth ride had we not tried to change the prevailing system. Previous governments had entered into settings. Things would have been better for us if we had got into setting with, say, the power companies.
“But our stance is of zero corruption. We took suo motu action against our minister based on an SMS by throwing him out of the Cabinet,” he said.
The Delhi chief minister talked about how corruption had come down when AAP first came to power. Its government had lasted 49 days.
“We were taking swift action and the impact was obvious. Even in our second innings initially, for the first four months, we were getting results. However, as we cracked down on corruption, the Centre sent paramilitary forces and took over the ACB,” he said.