Delhi AAP MLAs expose Kejriwal’s scams, saga of failed promises
Ex-minister alleges conspiracy by AAP leader to frame him in false case
Chandigarh, February 3
Having witnessed, first-hand, the deception played on the people of Delhi by the Arvind Kejriwal government, two Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs from the national capital on Friday exposed the party leader over a series of scams, besides failure to fulfill any of his election promises.
Addressing a press conference here, MLAs Colonel Devinder Sehrawat and Asim Ahmad (former Delhi minister), held Kejriwal responsible for the mess prevailing in Delhi since the AAP government took over about 2 years ago and warned the people of Punjab against being taken in by his false promises and tall claims.
Ahmad played an audio clip to expose the Delhi chief minister’s conspiracy to frame him on false charges. In the clip, an AAP worker is heard telling Ahmad how he had been falsely implicated through a man who had been paid Rs. 11 lakh for the same.
Dubbing Kejriwal a big liar, Ahmad said he was removed from the Delhi cabinet because he refused to pay Rs. 5 crore as demanded by the AAP leader for retaining the post. Though he talks of appointing a Dalit deputy chief minister in Punjab, he removed a Dalit from his cabinet in Delhi, and has also failed to appoint a single Sikh as minister, in sharp contrast to the practice followed by chief ministers earlier, said Ahmad.
Exposing Kejriwal’s fake promises in Delhi, Ahmad said development in the national capital was at a standstill, with not a single ration card being issued to the poor in the past one year, and not even two schools opened since he took over as chief minister, nor pension being paid to the poor. Instead, 400 new wine shops had been opened during the tenure of Kejriwal, said Ahmad.
Kejrwal had not delivered on a single promise in Delhi, said Ahmad, urging the people of Punjab to be wary of his deceptions and falsehoods.
Col Devinder Sehrawat spoke about the various scams perpetrated by Kejriwal, including gutka, liquor, auto permit and odd-even scheme. While the odd-even traffic scheme was introduced to help private cab services, Kejriwal took Rs. 700-1000 crore from the gutka association to backtrack on his promise of banning gutka, said Sehrawat.
“Though the Delhi chief minister had promised 1000 new schools, even the existing government school in my constituency is in bad shape,” said Sehrawat, adding that the promise of new schools lay in cold storage, like Kejriwal’s other promises.
Sehrawat charged Kejriwal with wanting to become the chief minister of about half a dozen states at the same time and stooping to any low for the same.