AAP failed to fulfil its pre-poll promises, says Rajnath Singh
New Delhi: Hitting out at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Tuesday said the AAP government has "failed" to fulfil its pre-poll promises and asserted that it cannot form the government every time by fooling the people. Addressing the party's 'Vijay Sankalp Sabha' in northeast Delhi parliamentary constituency, Singh said the Narendra Modi dispensation always does what it says.
Hours after Singh's comments, Kejriwal hit back at the Home Minister, saying he should not be "lying like his boss". "They had promised to give Delhiites facilities which they had been deprived of and had even promised a government that would be impeccable and corruption free. But everybody knows what is the truth of the AAP," Singh said. He accused the AAP government of preparing a weak draft of Lokpal bill and trying to get it passed in the Vidhan Sabha.
He also asked people whether they had received free water since the AAP had promised 20,000 litres of free water before coming to power.
"Promises were made that 20 new colleges and 500 new schools will be opened. How many schools and colleges have been opened in northeast Delhi.
"You had promised that if you were elected you would install CCTVs all around the city for women's safety. But had Manoj Tiwari not tried, there would have been no CCTVs here. I want to question how many CCTVs has the AAP installed," Singh asked.
He also questioned the Chief Minister how much funds have been used from the Nirbhaya fund for women's safety and how many toilets had been constructed in slum areas.
"Even a minister accused of sexual harassment had to leave his post but the party did not remove him," he added.
Responding to such allegations, Kejriwal tweeted, "Modji ensured that Delhi did not get CCTVs for three years. Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain went on a hunger strike and ensured that the CCTV proposal was approved. Modi government is sitting on Delhi's Lokpal for the last four years. Delhi is getting free water."