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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 Member Files Defamation Complaint Against Arvind Kejriwal

“The tweet has not only defamed me but crores of other BJP members and the accused cannot be permitted to go scot-free for such an offence,” the complainant said

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Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

A BJP member Rajesh Kumar has filed a defamation complaint against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for tweeting objectional comments against his party men.

The complaint was filed before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal, who has listed the matter for a hearing on May 16.

Kumar, who claimed to be convenor of legal cell of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) Purvanchal Morcha in Delhi, told the court that he was shocked to see a tweet by Kejriwal saying that BJP members kept roaming around the country and raping Hindu girls.

“The accused (Kejriwal) has successfully dented the reputation of the complainant in particular and his party,” Kumar said in his complaint.

According to Kumar, he came across the tweet on September 30, 2018 and wanted to lodge a complaint immediately, but did not believing that the people would not take it seriously.

Arvind Kejriwal's party seems to be in trouble after the EC recommended disqualification of 20 of its MLAs. Wikimedia commons
Arvind Kejriwal’s party seems to be in trouble after the EC recommended disqualification of 20 of its MLAs. Wikimedia Commons

However, during Hanuman Jayanti celebrations in his society in April, one lady on realising that he was a BJP leader, taunted him citing the tweet.

There were several such incidents when the complainant had to face embarassment due to the “utterly irresponsible and defamatory tweet by Kejriwal, who holds such high position”, said Kumar in his plea.

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“The tweet has not only defamed me but crores of other BJP members and the accused cannot be permitted to go scot-free for such an offence,” the complainant said.

He has requested the court to issue summons against Kejriwal under provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Information Technology Act dealing with defamation and promoting enmity between different groups. (IANS)