Sops and promises as Kejriwal govt marks one year in power

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Feb 14, 2016 20:55 IST
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal (Centre) and his ministers held a public interaction on February 14, 2016 on the occasion of the completion of one year of the AAP government. (Arvind Yadav / HT Photo)

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and his ministers are holding a public interaction session, as the ruling Aam Aadmi Party government completes exactly one year in office on Sunday.

Here are live updates from the event:

Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal speaks:

# “A year ago, the people of Delhi had given us 67/70 seats and formed Aam Aadmi Party’s government.”

# “Everything in a democracy flows from the people, the aam aadmi. It is our responsibility to be accountable.”

# “The servant is in front of the people who the democracy belongs to, to be answerable and accountable”

# “Electricity and water bills are in complete disarray. Till November this year pending bills will be forgiven.”

# “Only those who have functional meter will get to be a part of the scheme where people will not have to pay due bill.”

# Water elect pending bill exemption will be based on property tax category:

A/B category - 25% forgiven

C - 50%

D - 75%

E/F/G/H - 100%

# “By Dec 2017 everyone will get drinkable water in taps, better than RO water. DJB to start new laboratory andleak detention cell.”

# “Even after giving 20,000 liters of water free, DJB revenue this year has become Rs176 crore”

# “We slashed electricity prices as soon as we came to power. Power rates are among the three lowest in the country”

# “Had hoped audit of power companies would be allowed. Would be no need for subsidy then “

# “In the last 20-25 years government education have been systematically spoilt due to Education Minister’s vested interest.”

# “Government has mapped the number of children in each class. From August 2016 there will be only 45-50 children in one class.”

# “Mapping of student-teacher ratio in schools being carried out. PWD will hand over 8000 classrooms soon.”

# “Soon, each classroom will have only 40-50 students. Construction of 45 new schools started.”

# “Got calls from entire country for abolishing management quota. Will go to SC to challenge stay on order”

# “Government schools/hospitals were run-down on purpose to promote private sector”

# “I’m proud to say there are no complaints about availability of medicines in hospitals”

# “All medical tests are free now. Mohalla clinic has also been made functional for just Rs 20 lakh. 1000 will be made”

# “150 Poly clinics will be made functional by December 2016, where specialists will be available. 20 will start operating today”

# “42 PDS stores already have biometric facility. Only those who are eligible can take rations. Will extend to all PDS stores by May”

#”Vacuum cleaning of roads will start in April “

# “The PWD is now known for its honesty. We are saving money on projects now, a total of Rs 350 crore has been saved from 3 Flyover projects.

# Biggest success was Odd-Even. Was unpopular wherever it was started earlier but we had dialogue

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