Even though the dates for municipal elections have not been announced, the campaigns of the political parties have started. The Aam Aadmi Party has started their campaign by focusing on making Delhi a clean and a corruption-free place. Arvind Kejriwal’s video in which he promises the people of Delhi to give a better Delhi by making it garbage free and corruption free are being shown to the people.
Delhi as clean as London in one year
Arvind Kejriwal says that if his party comes into power, he will help make Delhi as clean as London. According to him, the city will be cleaned by his party within one year of coming to power in the three Municipal Corporations of Delhi. “Last time you gave us 67 seats but this time don’t even leave the 3 seats. If we win MCD once, we will change Delhi so much in one year that you will compare Delhi to London,” said Arvind Kejriwal.
Comparison with BJP and Congress
In a gathering at Uttam Nagar, he compared the work done by the Aam Aadmi Party and the work done by Congress and BJP. According to him, these two parties have rules the MCDs since last twenty years but have never been able to keep the city clean.
According to Kejriwal, the city is not clean because the BJP and Congress have looted the MCD and have ruined it, because of which the city is not being cleaned as whatever money the MCDs get is not used for the public work, but only for their personal purposes. “They have looted MCD. MCD collects so much money from house tax, hoarding, parking. Last year, Delhi government gave them Rs 2,800 crore. But where is all this money? Why is Delhi not being cleaned? They make the same road thrice on paper and eat all the money,” he said.
People blaming Delhi government for the garbage
According to Arvind Kejriwal, the people of Delhi have a misconception that the responsibility of keeping the city clean is Delhi government’s, but it’s not true, because the MCDs are responsible for the same. “Wherever I go, people have misconception that garbage is not being picked up and there is no cleaning because of Delhi government. It is not our but MCD’s responsibility,” he said.
He says that right now Delhi is not at all clean, there are huge piles of garbage all over the city and he will take the responsibility of making the city clean within a single year of power.
As per him, the Delhi government had power only in four fields including education, health, power and water and they have been praised by the public of Delhi for their work in these fields.
Congress people protested against Kejriwal
While this gathering was addressed by Kejriwal, the Congress workers protested nearby saying that the Aam Aadmi Party cheated the city residents. In the protest, when they were not allowed to display black flags and go near the gathering, they burnt the models of Arwind Kejriwal showing their anger.