Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asserted on Monday that the Delhi model of governance is a zero-corruption model and that people have not seen such a system earlier. Kejriwal asserted that the AAP government has accomplished in eight years what other parties failed to do since Independence. Taking a dig at BJP MLAs , the chief minister as if the universe came into being in 2014, when the party came to power at the Centre. He was addressing in the Delhi Legislative Assembly on Monday. The chief minister said despite providing free electricity, water, ration, bus journeys to women, the government was presenting a budget that did not have debts.
As Kejriwal was listing out his government’s achievements such as the purchase of electric buses, some BJP MLAs interjected and cited the Centre’s role in the development of the national capital. In response, Kejriwal said sarcastically: “The universe came into being after 2014. The sun and the moon are there because of you. It’s all because of you.”
As soon as Kejriwal said that his government has done a lot for the education of children, other AAP MLAs sarcastically said that something should be done for the education of elders as well, in an apparent dig at BJP MLAs. Laughing it off, Kejriwal said: “I would like to tell Education minister Atishi to do something for adult literacy.”
“Delhi model is zero-corruption model.... Delhi has the least inflation in the country. Delhi model is arranging world-class health, transport, 24x7 electricity and water supply and creating a clean and modern city. “It’s a model of all including Hindus, Muslims, all castes, men and women. In 75 years, people have not seen such a model,” he said.
“They exhausted all their resources in saying that there is excise scam but people are not accepting what they (BJP) are saying. The work carried out in the last eight years is much more than what has been done since Independence,” he said.
Citing an example, he said 193 kilometre metro line and 143 stations were constructed between 1998 and 2015 but during his government, since 2015, 390 km-long metro was constructed and 286 stations came up.