How Arvind Kejriwal and Narendra Modi Failed to Serve Delhi

Click the photo to know about crimes and corruption in Delhi schools. Photo of February 2017 by Rakesh Raman
Click the photo to know about crimes and corruption in Delhi schools. Photo of February 2017 by Rakesh Raman

Although Kejriwal won the election with the promise to weed out corruption from Delhi, the truth is that corruption is so rampant in almost every street of Delhi that Modi, Kejriwal, and Delhi government have failed to check it.

By Rakesh Raman

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi believes that both Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi could not do anything good for the people of Delhi.

Rahul Gandhi was addressing an election rally Tuesday in New Delhi, ahead of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) election.

The Congress Vice President suggested that the politics of Kejriwal and Modi is based on false promises. Despite their loud promises, the chief minister and the prime minister have failed to manage the work in the city-state. As a result, Delhi has become a virtual hell for more than 20 million people who live in it.

It is observed that Modi either keeps traveling abroad aimlessly or spends most of his time in different parts of India just to promote his own party, BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party). He has no interest in Delhi or its people.

Although Modi’s government has handpicked a lieutenant governor Anil Baijal to manage Delhi’s affairs, he seems to be totally oblivious to the real problems that people of Delhi have been facing.

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As Baijal is working in a slow bureaucratic manner, he too will not be able to deliver any productive results. The ineffectiveness of Baijal’s work can be assessed from the fact that for a persisting issue like women’s safety in Delhi, he will take 3 months to just prepare a report to understand the issue.

He is unnecessarily wasting time as an unskilled bureaucrat. In the past over 2 months of his tenure in Delhi, Baijal could not show even a single important task that he has accomplished.

For example, today Delhi is the most polluted and perhaps the dirtiest city in the world, despite the fact that Modi is squandering huge public money on Clean India campaign.

But Delhi government and Modi have not made any attempt to get the city cleaned. Plus, the people do not get drinking water in homes and electricity supply is erratic. Parking of vehicles is a painful irritant in the entire city.

Similarly, the education standard in Delhi is in a deplorable state. But Kejriwal and others in his government have been telling blatant lies about the quality of school education which has actually gone from bad to worse.

Although Kejriwal won the election with the promise to weed out corruption from Delhi, the truth is that corruption is so rampant in almost every street of Delhi that Modi, Kejriwal, and Delhi government have failed to check it.

Worse, Kejriwal’s own government is facing serious corruption charges. Last year, the lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung had set up an expert committee – called the Shunglu Committee – to examine over 400 files for financial and administrative irregularities committed by Kejriwal’s government.

While the Shunglu Committee had submitted its report in November last year, it is stated that the report has found serious cases of fraud, cheating, and misappropriation of funds in Kejriwal’s Delhi government.

Now, voters of Delhi are feeling cheated by Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). In an ongoing RMN Poll, a whopping 78% people say they are not satisfied with Kejriwal’s AAP government in Delhi. It will adversely affect Kejriwal and AAP in the MCD election which is expected to take place in April.

At present, three major parties – Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and Congress are in the field for the MCD election. However, now a new political outfit Swaraj India has also decided to try its luck.

By Rakesh Raman, who is a government award-winning journalist and runs free school for deserving children under his NGO – RMN Foundation.

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