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100 days of AAP: What the Aam Aadmi thinks of Delhi Government

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By Ishan Kukreti

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AAP stormed into the Delhi Assembly with an unprecedented majority some 100 days back. Since then, Arvind Kejriwal and his party have remained a hot button topic across all platforms of media.

The party has gone through a lot in these 100 days. The internal conflict, a very popular central government as a comparison, and Delhites’ own trust issues with the party has shaped AAP’s centenary of 24 hour days.

NewsGram talked to a few people in the city to gauge the mood of the masses.

Promises have not been delivered at a desired pace.
Promises have not been delivered at a desired pace.

 

Babu Ram Negi, a businessman thinks the party has not performed as per its promises so far. “The problem of law and order is not being dealt with properly. Some sort of compromise must be reached with the center on the issue of Delhi Police. AAP cannot keep blaming BJP for things and has to come up with a solution.”

Average performance due to internal conflict.
Average performance due to internal conflict.

 

Mohit and Harsh, IT professionals, feel that AAP government has done an average job. “It’s a 50-50 thing. Some good things have happened alongside major goof ups. AAP has to clean its internal politics and structure,” Harsh says.

Mohit too feels something similar. “The practicality needed for execution of policies I feel, is lacking from AAP right now.”

Students have more practical concerns about AAP
Students have more practical concerns about AAP

 

Some students between sips of tea and puffs of cigarette told NewsGram that they feel the government can perform much better if the hindrance from center isn’t there. “The center and state are ideologically different. One bats for the common man while the other for Hindutva,” feels Dhananjay Sharma.

However, for Shivangi Gautam, the concerns are more practical. “It’s a good thing. Subsidizing water and electricity. But how feasible are such subsidies in the long run? ”

For Mukesh Work is equal to benifits
For Mukesh Work is equal to benifits

 

Mukesh Kumar, a drinks stallwalah however feels that no matter which government is in power, his wellbeing is based on his hard work. “Kamaenge toh khaenge, nahi toh kon Sarkar haath me khana de kar jaegi?” (If I work I’ll eat. Government will not give me food on a plate.)

Internal politics is taking a toll on AAP
Internal politics is taking a toll on AAP

 

“I don’t think the party is doing as much about the corruption issue, as it did the last time. Anti-corruption number is also not very effective,” Says Rabindra, a driver in the capital.

Given all practical considerations, 100 days are too early to give a mandate on AAP’s work in the capital, and the party is following a slow-and-steady path after last time. However, the fast paced people of the capital have started showing signs of impatience.

 

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  • Well i don’t really agree with the voices made, above by citizen because we really need to give AAP some more time, they dont have any magic wand, which will magically….resolve matters,

    Thanks !

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Arvind Kejriwal Accuses Modi Government of Betraying Farmers

The Modi government was worried more about Ambanis and Adanis, he alleged

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Modi government betrayed farmers: Kejriwal.

The Modi government has stabbed farmers in the back by telling the Supreme Court that it cannot implement recommendations of the M.S. Swaminathan Commission which the BJP promised to do so in 2014, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday.

Addressing a farmers rally here at Jantar Mantar, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader also slammed the Centre’s crop insurance scheme as a “fraud” and demanded that it be scrapped.

“Soldiers at the borders and farmers at thier farms are in distress. It’s a sad state of affairs. The BJP has dishonoured the promises it made in 2014,” Arvind Kejriwal said.

Thousands of farmers from across the country marched from Ramlila Maidan to Jantar Mantar in the heart of the capital seeking loan waiver and higher crop prices and warning political parties not to ignore their plight.

Reminding the BJP’s promise vis-a-vis the Swaminathan Commission, Kejriwal accused the ruling party of going back on its election promise.

“They have filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court and said they can’t implement it. There can’t be a greater betrayal than this. This government has stabbed farmers in the back,” he said, asking the government to take back the affidavit.

Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi (Wikimedia Commons)

He warned that if it failed to do so, farmers would teach the saffron party a lesson in the 2019 elections.

Demanding loan waiver for farmers, he also said that they must get fair price for their produce.

“They are not begging but fighting for their rights. Once their loans are waived, they won’t demand it again. The government should also buy the farmers’ produce at appropriate price.”

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He blasted the government’s crop insurance scheme.

“This is not an insurance scheme but it is BJP’s ‘kisan daka yojna’ (plunder farmers scheme). This must go and the money paid by farmers be returned. Instead, the government should start a compensation scheme for farmers.”

The Modi government was worried more about Ambanis and Adanis, he alleged. (IANS)