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Centre trying to derail development work in Delhi: Kejriwal
 


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New Delhi

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday accused the central government of trying to fail development work in Delhi and said people have been"cheated in the name of Gujarat model". Addressing the National Council of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Kejriwal made one of his most scathing attacks on the Narendra Modi government and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

"The world is appreciating the AAP government whereas the central government is trying its best to scuttle our efforts (to develop Delhi)," he said."But still, we are moving ahead and working for the people of Delhi." He detailed the achievements of the AAP government since taking power in February 2015 including providing"cheapest" and uninterrupted electricity."Our opponents said we won't be able to supply uninterrupted power, that too on cheapest rates.

"We are also providing 20,000 litres of water to each family for free. And in fact Delhi is saving huge amount of water."

He said his government had waived off water bills totalling Rs 2,500 crore and would build 8,000 new classrooms within two months. He said Delhi's 'Mohalla Clinics' of model clinics had brought free medicines and tests to people's doorsteps. Every clinic was built in just Rs 20 lakh.

"Even the US says they need to learn from Mohalla Clinics. By now, we have 100. The number will be 1,000 by year-end." Claiming no government had done in 10-15 years what his government had achieved in just over a year, he said:"This is happening because there is an honest government in Delhi. We are saving money in each project."

In contrast, he accused the central government of building a flyover in Bihar for Rs 3,000 crore when its cost estimate was Rs 509 crore. This, he said, was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


 
 

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