A day before the AAP government completes one year in power in the capital, Congress Saturday released a ‘report card’ on the performance of the administration and gave it zero out of 100. The party’s Delhi unit chief Ajay Maken said the AAP’s tenure in government has been about “blame game and politics of conflict”.
“I will give zero marks to the Kejriwal government because I cannot give it negative marks,” said Maken.
The Congress leader claimed Delhi had become the “strike capital” of the country with several thousand employees — doctors, teachers, safai karamcharis and government officials — going on strike every few months.
The party also released a booklet listing the “failures” of the AAP government, including “AAP’s compromises on its own principles, continuing support to tainted MLAs, dilution of the Janlokpal bill and nepotism”.
The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) has also organised a rally from Rajghat to ITO crossing to mark ‘Chhalawa Diwas’, on the one-year anniversary of the government Sunday.
Maken also accused the Kejriwal government of fraud and claimed it had come out with the “weakest” version of the Janlokpal Bill. “The AAP has become Khaap and the Aam Aadmi Party has become the Khas Aadmi Party (party for the privileged) that is promoting VIP culture,” said the Congress leader.
He claimed that the one year of AAP’s governance was marked by scams in which several ministers of the Kejriwal-led government were implicated. “The onion scam, the sugar scam, the auto permit scam, the fake degree scam… these scams and the conflict with the Centre have brought development in Delhi to a standstill. Delhi has also seen an unprecedented revenue shortfall this year,” said Maken.
Accusing the AAP of being “misogynistic”, the Congress listed allegedly sexist remarks by former law minister Somnath Bharti and party member Kumar Vishwas.