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Delhi to resemble London in a year if AAP wins: Kejriwal

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Published : Mar 6, 2017, 2:10 am IST
Updated : Mar 6, 2017, 7:21 am IST

Kejriwal said that the BJP-run municipal bodies have failed to keep the national capital clean.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (Photo: PTI)
 Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: Delhi will come to resemble London in barely a year if the AAP wins the coming civic polls, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday.

Addressing a rally at Uttam Nagar in West Delhi, Mr Kejriwal said that the BJP-run municipal bodies have failed to keep the national capital clean. He added that Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have controlled the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) for 15 long years, but nothing has changed in all these years.

“If we get control of these (three) municipal bodies, I promise to clean up Delhi like never before,” the AAP national convenor said. He added that it was the duty of the civic bodies, not the Delhi government, to keep the city clean.

Mr Kejriwal said that the reason why the AAP government has been able to achieve a lot in health, education, and other sectors is because it refused to compromise with corruption. He admitted that he “fought a lot” with the Union government but made it clear that he fought for the people of Delhi and “not for the sake of (my) children and wife”.

The Delhi chief minister also claimed that his government’s achievements on many fronts in the past two years far surpassed the achievements of the BJP-run governments in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh in the last 10-15 years.

The AAP leader was speaking at an event to mark the inauguration of sewer and drains in Uttam Nagar, a thickly-populated area in West Delhi. Delhi ministers are on an inauguration spree ahead of the next month’s civic polls.

Meanwhile, Delhi government’s pilot project of providing quality drinking water from taps was inaugurated on Sunday, with Navjeevan Vihar becoming the first such area where residents will get 24X7 water supply.

The project, which according to the government will be replicated in entire Delhi, will convert intermittent water supply into 24X7 with improved water pressure and quality, thus bypassing the need of overhead tanks.

The initiative will also help the government in saving water from leakages or overflow as consumers will have facility to use direct water supply from taps by closing the inlet of overhead tanks.

Tags: arvind kejriwal, delhi government, water supply
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi