Delhi BJP lists AAP govt's ‘failures’ over 7 years
The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday listed the alleged failures of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi, which has been in power for the past seven years in the Capital.
Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta held a press conference on Sunday along with Members of Parliament Ramesh Bidhuri and Parvesh Sahib Singh, leader of the opposition in the Delhi Assembly Ramvir Singh Bidhuri, Rohini MLA Vijender Gupta, and senior BJP leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa to highlight the failures of the Delhi government.
Gupta said Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal promised that 1,000 mohalla clinics will be opened in Delhi. “Just 200 clinics were opened of which 50% are in bad condition. The ones that are operational don’t have medicines or doctors. In some clinics, stray animals have been found. This is the condition of their world-class medical facility, which was not put to use during the peak of the pandemic to provide vaccines or for testing. Their so-called world-class clinics are actually third class,” said Gupta.
AAP spokespersons did not respond to requests for comment.
BJP leaders said that providing clean drinking water to each household in Delhi was one of the key election promises of the AAP.
Bidhuri said, “Today, 63% of the people don’t get Delhi Jal Board (DJB) filtered drinking water and are dependent on groundwater.”
Like drinking water, West Delhi MP Parvesh Sahib Singh said, the promise of cleaning the River Yamuna has remained just on paper.
“Before every election, he promises that the river will be cleaned. But little has been done to clean the river. The sewage treatment plants that were to be installed to ensure untreated wastewater is not released into the river is yet to be installed. Now that he is in Gujarat, Kejriwal should visit the Sabarmati riverfront which is today a popular tourist place..” said Singh.
The BJP also said that Kejriwal has also misled people on the issue of employment.
A special Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday refused to extend the judicial custody of Delhi minister Satyendar Jain in the case related to alleged money laundering through Kolkata-based shell companies, news agency ANI reported. The CBI court has now asked the Enforcement Directorate to produce him through video conferencing, ANI further reported. The money laundering case is based on a 2017 CBI first information report (FIR) lodged against Satyendar Jain.
The son of rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde, Shrikant Shinde, on Monday hit out at senior party leader Sanjay Raut, who has, in recent days, used threatening language when talking about the dissenting faction of the Uddhav Thackeray-led outfit. The 35-year-old Sena MP from Maharashtra's Kalyan Lok Sabha constituency was reacting to Raut's statement on Sunday, in which he described the rebel legislators as 'living corpses'.
A 45-year-old man allegedly killed a 2-year-old girl after raping her in Bageshwar district in Uttarakhand. The minor child was a native of Nepal and the incident took place on June 18. Police solved the case on Sunday after a private school teacher, Dheeraj Tiwari, who is the son of their landlord sister-in-law revealed the truth to the authorities despite threats made by the accused to not do so. A case was registered and the police began its probe. The police, then arrested the accused.
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday in a money laundering case linked to a redevelopment project. The summons to the top Sena leader - who has been extremely critical of the BJP - come amid the ongoing political crisis in Maharashtra.
Punjab finance minister Harpal Singh Cheema on Monday presented a ₹1,55,859.78-crore budget and announced that the state's outstanding debt would rise to ₹305361.44 crore in the 2022-23 financial year. Presenting the first budget of the Bhagwant Mann-led Aam Aadmi Party government, Cheema said budgetary provisions have been made for providing 300 units of free electricity each month for every household in the state from July 1.