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

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Delhi Elections 2015 and AAP

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.

 

  • 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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BJP Holds Arvind Kejriwal Responsible For Sanitation Worker’s Death

According to police, he had gone to clean the drain but got trapped in the silt and garbage in the drain

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The new move the Arvind Kejriwal's party denounces the concept of digitalization
The new move the Arvind Kejriwal's party denounces the concept of digitalization

The BJP on Monday held Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal responsible for the death of a sanitation worker in a drain saying that the government was playing with their lives as they are not given protective gear.

“This is not the first time that such an incident has happened. Due to the negligence of the government, sanitation staff goes for cleaning sewers and dies there after inhaling toxic fumes. They are never saved even after rescue operations,” Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari told reporters here.

His remarks come a day after a sanitation worker choked to death after he got trapped inside an underground drain while cleaning it in north Delhi’s Jahroda area.

The work of cleaning the drain was being carried out by the Delhi government’s flood control department.

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“Sanitation workers are our helpers and Kejriwal government is playing with their lives,” he said.

Highlighting the deaths of sanitation workers in Delhi in the past few years, the BJP MP from the North East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency said that in September 2018, five sanitation workers died while in August 2017, 10 died inside sewers.

“Kejriwal is responsible for the deaths of sanitation workers who die while cleaning sewers and the investigating agencies should take action against him,” he said.

Attacking Kejriwal, Tiwari said, “During the last three to four years, more than 60 workers have died.”

Arvind Kejriwal giving speech suring chanda bandh satyagrah
Arvind Kejriwal giving speech during chanda bandh satyagrah

He also accused Kejriwal of not fulfilling his promise of providing safety equipment to sewer workers and mechanical sweeping.

A senior Delhi Police official said that it has registered a case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code over the death of the sanitation worker.

The sanitation worker has been identified as Kishan, 37, a resident of north Delhi’s Wazirabad area.

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According to police, he had gone to clean the drain but got trapped in the silt and garbage in the drain.

His body was taken out from the drain by a team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) late on Sunday night. (IANS)