The Aam Admi Party and its chief Arvind Kejrival is all set to gear up for another victory in the incoming Delhi assembly elections due after two years. After losing badly at the hands of BJP in the Delhi municipal elections held a year ago due to the AAP’s excessive confrontationist posture with the then LG Nazeeb Jung and blaming the prime minister Modi on every single issue, the AAP chief now seems to have exercised a lot of restraint over his previous confrontationist attitude and is all set work on issues pertaining to peoples’ welfare and those living in the lowest echelons of the society. The AAP’s commitment to stand at the rescue of the common masses of Delhi can be unambiguosly gauged from the fact that the Delhi chief minister has taken a confrontationist stand with the centre and metro rail corporation on the issue of the likely arbitrary rise in the metro rail fares in Delhi, a second time enhancement in the metro fares after just few months.
Terming this arbitraty fare increase to be affected from October Kejrival has accused the DMRC as anti people and has urged for the cancellation of the DMRC decision failing he has promised the Delhi electorates to oppose tooth and nail thus winning the sympathy of the populace who’d voted him to historic victory during the last election. Arvind Kejrival has while deploring this anti people decision of the DMRC with the blessings of the union government deputed his transport minister Gehlot to find ways and means in confabulation with the adamant DMRC chief Mangu Singh to withdraw this arbitrary decision of fare hike. In the meanwhile as a pre election sops the deputy chief minister of AAP’s Delhi government Manish Sisodia has recently announced the AAP govt’s decision to regularise the services of about 15000 guest teachers of Delhi which was one of the election promises’ of AAP.
It has also regularised the services of the temperory teachers of Kashmiri origin hailing from the refugee catagory. In adddition to these concessions the AAP government has also given lots of concessions to the lower middle class sections in health and medical treatment facilities viz free distribution of medicines and tests in health centres, government hospitals and dispensaries, opening of good number of polyclinics and free treatment in high profile private hospitals for critical illnesses and cardiac surgeries for the poor drawing an income of or less than one lakh rupees a year. Apart from this the government schools of Delhi have been upgraded tremendously with delivery of scholarships to thousands of students.
On the drinking water and electricity fronts the AAP’ Delhi government has already subsidised water up to 2000 litres and electricity up to 400 units every month satisfying and winning the goodwill of the lower middle class. It may be recalled that during the first two years after the AAP’s coming to power in Delhi the party was in the hell of controversies as 14 of its law makers got arrested in various dubious charges such as assault and rape of women and cases pertaining to fake degrees and extortion.
As a result it lost the Rajouri Garden by election and the MCD polls but after KEJRIVAL tried hard to resurrect the fast diminishing party’s image it recently won the BAWANA assembly by poll with a heavy margin. What’s your take on this friends?