AAP govt’s 1 yr: BJP observes ‘black day’, Cong says govt wasting time

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Feb 15, 2016 01:57 IST
BJP workers and supporters shouting slogans during a rally at Jantar Mantar against completion one year of Arvind Kejriwal's government in Delhi on Sunday. (Arvind Yadav/ HT Photo)

The Congress and the Bharatiya Janta Party took to the streets protesting on Sunday, as the Aam Aadmi Party completed its one year of power in the national capital.

The parties took different approaches, while the BJP held a demonstration outside the NDMC convention center on Parliament street where the AAP was celebrating its first anniversary, Congress took out a candle light march from ITO to Raj Ghat and termed the day as ‘Chhalwa Diwas’.

The BJP claimed that while the AAP government had lost connection with the people within one year of coming to power, it sought petty publicity by creating petty controversies with the central government.

“The question is not what works have been done but the question is did the Government try to perform ? When the people make an assessment then they find that this Government did not try to do anything in its first year. When we give Zero out of ten in the Report Card of this Government, the main reason is that this Government did not try to work for the welfare of the people,” said Satish Upadhyay, Delhi BJP President

BJP leaders Satish Upadhyay and others releasing black balloons at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Sunday. (Arvind Yadav/ HT Photo)

Upadhyay added that not a single development scheme was introduced and it selected the path of confrontation. “The formula of Kejriwal Government is that create controversies about more powerful people so that you may attract media attention and make progress in politics,” said Upadhyay.

Congress alleged that the Arvind Kejriwal government wasted its time in confrontations with others and blame-game rather than working on the promises made during the elections

“Kejriwal, who talked about honesty and integrity, was now witnessing the irony of half the number of his Ministers caught in corruption charges. Former ministers Tomar and Asim Ahmed Khan continue to be in the party despite their involvement in corruption,” said Ajay Maken, Delhi Congress president.

Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Ajay Makan and other leaders during the Mashal march to observe "Chhalawa Divas" to mark the failure of the Aam Aadmi Party government 's one year rule . (Virendra Singh Gosain/ HT Photo)

Maken added that while on one hand the Kejriwal Government increased Rs 27 as VAT for every Rs 100 worth petrol purchased, the pensions of widows, handicapped and senior citizens have not been disbursed for the past one year.

Mukesh Sharma, senior congress leader said that the AAP government was the biggest political lie in the Indian democracy. “The biggest irony is that the party claiming to be that of the common man celebrated its anniversary inside an air-conditioned hall where entry was strictly by passes,” said Sharma.

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