New Delhi: Amid talks of possible alliance with the Congress, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal lashed out against former chief minister Sheila Dikshit and said that they would have not launched the party had she governed the national capital well.
Addressing a rally in Delhi’s Rohini area on Tuesday, Delhi chief minister remarked, “Many people say that Sheila ji also used to run the government in Delhi in the same condition. But she did not run the government well. If she was working well then we did not have the need to float a new party. From schools to hospitals, everything was in bad condition in her regime.”
He further said, “The country was under your (Congress’) rule for around 70 years. If you had actually done good work, Aam Aadmi Party would not have come into existence”
Congress’ Sheila Dikshit led the party to three consecutive electoral wins in the national capital and was the chief minister from 1998 to 2003.
Attacking the Modi government, Kejriwal hit out, “This government left no stone unturned to stop our work. We want to open new schools, construct hospitals and Mohalla Clinics, but they are not letting us do this. For three years, the Modi government did not pass the file related to CCTV camera installation in Delhi.”
“We need to take permission from the central government for every work. Every state has full powers but not Delhi. People, who hamper the works of government, don’t vote for them again. If they come to power, they will again do the same in the next five years,” the Delhi chief minister roared.
Meanwhile, Congress has decided to not include the demands of full statehood to Delhi in its election manifesto.
Congress will contest the Lok Sabha polls on national issues and full statehood for Delhi is not in its list of issues to be taken up during campaigning, Sheila Dikshit, president of the party’s Delhi unit told reporters.