Chairman of the Communications Department of the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee Shri Anil Bhardwaj, ex-MLA said that now that the Supreme Court ruling has restored the powers of the elected Delhi Government invoking the protection given by the Constitution without any interference by the Lt. Governor on behalf of the BJP, the Delhi Government should now focus on fulfilling the election promises made to the people of Delhi nine years ago, like regularization of the services of ad hoc teachers, workers and employees of various departments of the Delhi Government, implementation of the Jan Lokpal to check corruption, and the development of Delhi. He said that Kejriwal had blamed the tussle with the Lt. Governor for the stalled development works, but now that the SC ruling has paved the way for the total control of administration by the Kejriwal Government, it should not indulge in blame-games and excuses to cover up its own inefficiency and incompetence.
Shri Anil Bhardwaj also congratulated the boys and girls of Delhi schools who performed exceedingly well in the Board exams.
Addressing a press conference at the DPCC office, Rajiv Bhawan, here today, Shri Anil Bhardwaj said that with the Supreme Court allowing the elected Government the freedom to effect posting and transfer of officials for better governance, the Kejriwal Government should not make it a “business”, and this exercise should be done in a transparent manner. He said that before assuming power in Delhi in 2013, Kejriwal had promised that if he elected to power, he will end corruption in the liquor trade, Jan Lokpal will be implemented, and flats would be provided to those living in the JJ Clusters. He had also alleged in a Tweet on October 27, 2013 that 10 ACs had been installed in the official residence of then Chief Minister Smt. Sheila Dikshit, but the same Kejriwal has installed 48 ACs, including in washrooms, in his palatial official residence and camp office, renovated by lavishly spending from the taxpayers’ money, by a Chief Minister who had sworn to lead a simple life without the trappings of power. Vice-Chairman of the DPCC Communications Department Shri Anuj Attrey also addressed the press conference.
Shri Anil Bhardwaj said that Kejriwal had made false promises to the 40% per cent population of Delhi living in the JJ Clusters that they would be provided flats, but he could not even allot the 45,000 flats constructed under the Rajiv Ratan Awaz Yojna by the Congress Government, which are now deteriorating. He said that there was a vast difference in the words and deeds of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, as after assuming power, he forgot about all his utilitarian promises in his hurry to ensure his own comforts and security.
Shri Anil Bhardwaj said that Kejriwal had promised to end corruption in the liquor trade, but his Government violated all the norms to open liquor vends in 70 wards where no liquor shop existed before, and liquor shops were also opened in non-confirming areas in 18 Assembly constituencies. He had also promised that before opening new liquor vends, opinions of Residents Welfare Associations and women groups would be taken, but the Kejriwal Government took a unilateral decision to formulate and implement the now-scrapped corrupt liquor policy, when Delhiites were battling the Covid-19 pandemic crisis.