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Delhi L-G lauds AAP govt’s achievements in first address to assembly

Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal talked about Arvind Kejriwal government’s achievements in health, education such as Mohalla clinics and programme to improve learning among Delhi government school students

delhi Updated: Apr 19, 2017 11:09 IST
Vishal Kant
Vishal Kant
Hindustan Times
Delhi budget,budget session,budget 2017
Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal addressed the Delhi assembly(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Delhi Lieutenant governor Anil Baijal on Monday talked about AAP government’s achievements over the past two years, especially in education and health, besides the work done to improve the life of the homeless and slum dwellers.

Delivering his inaugural address at the beginning of Delhi assembly’s budget session, Baijal, also outlined the broader priorities of the state government and said that the state government was “committed” towards “inclusive development” in order to provide the basic needs of the life to every citizen in the city.

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“For inclusive development, my government had identified education as one of the key sectors. As a result of the government’s focused attention for improving the quality of education, students of Delhi have done exceedingly well,” Baijal said, during his about 30-minute speech.

Continuing with the focused approach of the government on education and health, 14 pages of the 32-page speech were dedicated to achievements and reforms in these two sectors over the past two years.

The other achievements described in Baijal’s speech included revision of minimum wages, rehabilitation of eligible JJ cluster dwellers, upgradation of power transmission infrastructure, solar policy and approval of new phase of Delhi Metro expansion.

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Leader of the opposition Vijender Gupta, however, described the speech as “disappointing” and “failure” of the Arvind Kjeriwal government to provide any vision for future through L-G’s address.

“It is nothing but a summary of the contents of the government’s recent publicity campaign. It is a lost opportunity to outline action plan for 2017-18 and future,” Gupta told reporters.

Lieutenant Governor’s speech for the occasion is prepared by the state government and duly cleared by the Cabinet. Sources said the L-G is duty bound to stick to the speech cleared by the government as it is the “prerogative” of the government to outline its priorities through the L-G’s speech.

First Published: Mar 06, 2017 16:08 IST