AAP govt has no interest in development: Puri
NEW DELHI: Had the ruling Aam Aadmi Party worked diligently in Delhi, it would not have been so much willing to firm up an alliance with the Congress, Union minister Hareep Singh Puri has said. The Union minister also rejected the AAP government's claims of good work in the education sector, saying it has not opened any school since it came to power.
Puri, who is the Housing and Urban Affairs Minister in the Modi government, sought to know the track record of the Arvind Kejriwal government in the national Capital.
"They (AAP) do not have any interest in development. They have different approach... Had they worked in Delhi diligently, they would not have been so much willing to firm up an alliance with the Congress," Puri said.
On Friday, AAP leader Gopal Rai said the Aam Aadmi Party is capable of defeating both the BJP and the Congress in Delhi and an alliance is possible with the Congress only when it will be done on 33 Lok Sabha seats. The Congress announced that it will fight the Lok Sabha polls in Delhi alone, but maintained that it is still willing to have an alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party provided that the tie-up is restricted only to the national Capital.
Puri also charged the Arvind Kejriwal with creating impediments whenever his ministry has sent any proposal, be it RRTS projects and Metro Phase-IV.