Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee President Ch. Anil Kumar said that Delhi Congress has been demanding for long that the power subsidy should be directly credited to the bank accounts of the consumers instead of giving it to the power distribution companies as this has created scope of corruption. He said that the BJP strategy to end the power subsidy through the Lt. Governor’s office has the tacit support of the AAP for its political gameplan as it can end the subsidy next year and then blame the LG for the same.
Ch Anil Kumar said that it was strange that instead of strengthening the working of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, the Kejriwal Government was divesting the MCD’s responsibility of keeping the city clean, as the PWD department of the Delhi Government would henceforth undertake the upkeep of Delhi for which the Kejriwal Government would buy 70 mechanical road sweepers and water sprinklers for each Assembly constituency at a total cost of over Rs 2300 crores, which was announced by Ministers Saurabh Bhardwaj and Atishi today.
Ch Anil Kumar said that the use of mechanical sweepers will not end Delhi’s dust pollution so long as the roads remain broken and dug up. He said that the Kejriwal Government was already facing hardships in executing existing works of its various Ministries, including maintenance of roads by the PWD, and burdening it with road sweeping works will further tardy it’s functioning. He said that even if a fraction of the amount allotted for purchasing mechanical road sweepers spent in carpeting the broken and dug up roads, the menace of dust pollution could be controlled, which the Kejriwal Government could not do in the past nine years.
Ch. Anil Kumar said that what was the point in winning the MCD elections if the Aam Aadmi Party does not allow it’s Councillors to function as the upkeep of the city was a major role of the Corporation whose main function will now be confined to tax collection which will defeat the very purpose of “Kejriwal’s Ki Sarkar, Kejriwal’s Parshad” campaign.