Aam Aadmi Party's 100 days in Power

May 26, 2015 17:12
Aam Aadmi Party's 100 days in Power

Aam Aadmi Party founder and Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal has completed 100 days in Power and the muffler man holds a public meeting to mark 100 days of the AAP government amid comments over a notification giving Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung all powers over posting of officials including transfers.

At a meeting of its legislators on Sunday, the Aam Aadmi Party described the home ministry notification of Thursday as "unconstitutional", and “shadow boxing” the government has decided to call a special assembly session from May 26-27 to discuss the central order.

"The notification that the central government has brought is not only unconstitutional, but it is against the basic principles of democracy," the party said.

Added another AAP legislator Alka Lamba: "If the chief minister doesn't have a right to appoint and suspend officials, then how is an elected government of Delhi supposed to fight corrupt officials?"

"After discussion (in the assembly), if needed, we will go to the court," she said.

"The anti-corruption helpline is in place to check corruption. Party MLAs are reaching out to the people and solving their problems. We will tell the people about the work the government is doing," says the party sources.

AAP keeps tooting its own horn in a series of tweets -- about the continuous supply of power despite acute summer, steps taken to fight pollution, opening of a water treatment plant at Dwarka and a move to issue stamp vendor licenses online.

It said that in a bid to control price rise, the Delhi government plans to procure 10,000 tones of potatoes and onions through government agency NAFED.

It said it had provided relief to traders by allowing carry forward of refund of VAT and extending the date of filing R9 Form -- a long-standing demand of the city's trading community.

The government also said frequent checks were made on government hospitals, transport buses and bus stations in a bid to ensure that users got the services they deserved.

On the other hand, AAP leaders continue to attack Narendra Modi government for trying to run the Delhi government through proxy.

"Criticism is fine but agenda-driven journalism is wrong," he said. "Question us, criticise us, hang us if we are corrupt or wrong but don't spread false rumours," said Manish Sisodia said.

- Manohar

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