Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Ch. Anil Kumar said that what Delhi Congress has been demanding all these days has been raised by the Delhi High Court, which asked the Aam Aadmi Party Government why not consider scrapping the law for home delivery of liquor in the new liquor policy for the Capital? The court made this observation while hearing a petition questioning the AAP Government’s move to make home delivery of liquor, and asked for the Government’s response by September 24, 2021.
Ch. Anil Kumar said that he had questioned the Delhi Government’s move to make Delhi “Nashe Ki Rajdhani” (Capital of Intoxication), at a press conference on June 1, 2021, by making liquor available through Online and Mobile App in the Government’s revised Excise Policy, which will take effect from November 17, 2021. He said that he had warned that “this retrograde move by the Arvind Government will destroy the youth, who are already languishing without jobs and any other means of livelihood, and parents are struggling to pay the school fees of their children”. He said that surprisingly, the Arvind Government did not have any problem with the Lt. Governor in getting his assent for the revised Excise Policy.
Ch. Anil Kumar said that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind has been touring poll-bound States like Uttarakhand and Goa, offering free power up to 300 units, and unemployment allowance ranging from Rs 5000 to Rs 3000 per month, while the youth of Delhi are getting no such financial relief despite suffering job loss, loss of livelihoods after the Covid-19 pandemic ravaged their lives, with most families losing one or more members to the pandemic, and some families losing their sole bread winners. He said that in the past seven years, the Delhi Government could offer jobs to just 440 youth in the Capital.
Ch. Anil Kumar said that Delhi is in a total mess with no proper governance as the Chief Minister is busy touring other States and making tall promises while Delhiites are battling with vector-borne diseases like dengue, malaria and chikungunya. He said that fresh Covid cases are making fluctuating presence in the Capital, and the Government should be on its guard, but the Delhi Government is now like a rudderless ship, as the CM is always on the move. He said that rains keep the Delhi streets water-logged and submerged, and broken roads with potholes adding to the misery of the commuters as no one in the Government seems to bother about the deteriorating conditions in the national Capital.