Will Kejriwal govt last its term? HT readers divided after AAP-Centre row
Ever since it was elected, the Aam Aadmi Party government in the Capital has been in a bitter power tussle with the Centre's representative lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung and fights it out in the public almost every day.delhi Updated: Jun 10, 2015 17:27 IST
Controversies every day. Bitter war of words. A battle for turf. Tumultuous developments have marked the past few days of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in the Capital, which is locked in a power tussle with Centre's representative lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung.
In the latest lowdown, Delhi law minister Jitender Singh Tomar was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly faking his degrees in his election affidavit, a move which the Kejriwal government described as "politics of vendetta" and a conspiracy by the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Centre.
In the wake of these controversies, Hindustan Times asked its readers to vote whether the AAP government in the national capital will manage to complete its term. And the results indicated there was no straightfoward answer to the question.
During its first stint in Delhi, the AAP government lasted only 49 days after Kejriwal resigned after an uproar over an anti-graft bill. The AAP government had tabled the jan lokpal bill despite Jung's advice, who had said that tabling the bill without his agreement would be "unconstitutional" because the correct procedures for introduction had not been followed, amid chaos in the Delhi assembly.
In its new stint, a full-fledged war erupted between the Arvind Kejriwal-led government and the LG over the issue of postings and transfers of senior bureaucrats and routing of files.
In HT's poll, out of the 5,191 readers, who responded till 11:45am on Wednesday, a little more than half of the respondents or 51.67% said that the AAP government which came to power with a thumping majority in Delhi will not survive its term.
On the other hand, 43.27% respondents thought the Kejriwal-led government will be able to finish the five-year term and 5.07% said they don't know or cannot comment on the issue.
According to analysts, the unrelenting political war between the AAP government and Jung bely the hopes millions of voters placed in chief minister Kejriwal, undermining governance in the city-state.
They also say that there is a growing sentiment among the people in Delhi that the AAP government was more concerned with raking up political fights with the Centre than concentrating on a better administration of Delhi as promised.