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AAP discontinued Cong's schemes for women's welfare: Arvinder

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  New Delhi, March 15, 2014
First Published: 01:04 IST(15/3/2014) | Last Updated: 01:07 IST(15/3/2014)

Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh has alleged that the Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi had stopped several schemes started by the Congress government to empower women.

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Addressing a function organized by Mahila Vikas Manch, Singh said the Congress government, in its 15 years of rule in the Capital, had started several schemes for women, which the Aam Aadmi Party government discontinued.

"The Kejriwal government had stopped all the welfare schemes started for women. Those schemes were resumed only after the Congress took up the matter with the Lieutenant Governor," Singh said.

Speaking at the function, Congress legislature party leader Haroon Yusuf also targeted Arvind Kejriwal and his party for shielding former Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti.

"It is really surprising that Arvind Kejriwal is still silent despite Justice Garg report indicting Bharti for serious offences. And the BJP is also siding with the AAP by keeping silent on the issue. It is very clear that both the parties were not interested in providing justice to women who fell victims of that raid (in Khirki Extension)," Yusuf said.

Delhi Congress spokesperson Mukesh Sharma said the AAP government had also discontinued the welfare programmes that Congress government ran through NGOs. "We will soon hold a convention of all social organisations that serve people and help them in all possible manner," Sharma said.


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