Weeks ahead of elections in Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday released a report card of the work done by the Delhi government in five years. Releasing the report card, Delhi chief minister and AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal said the government had worked on delivering all the promises made to the public with a focus on education, health, electricity and water while being the most honest government in the country.
While the election commission is yet to announce dates for polls in Delhi, the AAP will begin their door to door campaign from 26 December. Party volunteers will reach out to 35 lakh households across Delhi for the next two weeks with a report card of the government.
“The people of Delhi gave us a big responsibility. We had a huge mandate after winning 67 out of 70 seats. I am happy to say that we have done them proud… We worked on every opportunity that was given to us. I can say with assurance, that post independence, this is the most honest government in the country. There were all sorts of agencies which were probing us but we have got a clean chit from all of them,” Kejriwal said at the launch.
Listing out the achievements of the government, Kejriwal said that the education sector was left to the dumps for 70 years.
“The first sector in our report card is education. The budget for the sector is three times more than what it was when we came to power. The revolutionary work that has been done by the government is being spoken about across the world. We have added 20,000 new classrooms across Delhi. All the various governments in Delhi had only built 17,000 classrooms in all these years. We did more than that in five years, “ Kejriwal said.
The report card also includes the government’s achievements in the areas of women security, unauthorized colonies, public transport and new age decisions. Kejriwal said that the government had doubled the budget of healthcare, provided free electricity, water, WiFi services and free bus rides for women along with the doorstep delivery of services.
This election is key for the AAP as it looks to form a government for a second consecutive term. The party had won with a brute majority in 2015 from the state.