Even as his tussle with the Central Government over administrative power in Delhi continues, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet will hold a public meeting at Central Park in Connaught Place on Monday.
The event is being held to mark a 100 days for the AAP government in Delhi, after it swept to power winning 67 out of 70 seats in the Delhi Assembly elections earlier this year.
On Saturday afternoon, Kejriwal tweeted, “See u at central park in CP on 25th, mon to discuss 100 days of our govt. Entire delhi cabinet will be present. Do come”.
At a time when then the Delhi government is at odds with the Centre, leaders said the event will allow the AAP to compare the governance of the first year of the Narendra Modi-led BJP government and the first 100 days of Kejriwal’s rule.
“If you look at how the two governments have governed, it is clear to us that it is the Delhi government that has stayed true to its promises. We have fulfilled all our promises of power, water and the anti- corruption helpline. Our representatives are working on the ground. This will be a chance to tell the people at an open forum about the work the government is doing,” a senior leader said.
Timed just a day before the emergency session of the Delhi Assembly — which has been called after an MHA notification said the Lieutenant Governor was the “administrative head”—Kejriwal is also likely to rally support on the issue.
“It will most certainly be talked about at the public meeting. It is clear that the BJP is impinging on the authority of a democratically-elected government and is trying to protect corrupt officers by attempting to interpret “services” to suit their own need. The people must be told what is happening,” he said.
Senior officials said all the modalities have not been decided so far, but it was likely that there would be a “question and answer based” interaction between the Cabinet and the people who attend the event.
“We will most likely hold it in the evening because of the heat so that people can come and participate,” a senior official said.