This Article is From Jan 30, 2014

Arvind Kejriwal on one month of AAP government in Delhi: Highlights

Arvind Kejriwal on one month of AAP government in Delhi: Highlights
New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal held a press conference today to mark one month of his Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi.

Highlights of Mr Kejriwal's media interaction:


  • Our VIPs should live like aam aadmi.
  • We gave up on luxuries that we were entitled to.
  • Fast power metres in Delhi will be checked.
  • We are bringing in honest, "saadgi bhari" government.
  • Corruption is very important for us.
  • 'If anyone bribes you, please do inform us': this scheme is working.
  • I have visited offices and people are saying now their work I getting done without bribing.
  • Corruption, bribing has reduced across many departments.
  • We will have have to follow this up to see a bigger impact.
  • Sikh community has been demanding an investigation into the 1984 riots. We have spoken to the Lt Governor and he will take action.
  • An investigation committee needs to probe the 1984 riots.
  • Water tankers were a big mafia. Their schedule has been put on the website.
  • Nursery helpline is getting a positive feedback. Schools would demand donations. But this helpline is trying to help that situation.
  • All government schools have been mapped to check what infrastructure is needed.
  • Every school has been given Rs 1 lakh for administrative purposes.
  • 58 night shelters made. We know we have to do much more.
  • 5500 NCR permits for auto-rickshaws. Will help people commute from satellite towns like Ghaziabad and Noida.
  • Contractual employees will be made permanent. But we need to follow procedures.
  • If the striking employees don't come back to work, we will not consider them for regularisation. We can't afford to have 600 DTC buses off the roads.
  • I have met some teachers on dharna.
  • 150 seats in Delhi University governing bodies were reserved for the Delhi government. Congress leaders have occupied all of them.
  • The recent dharna was for women security. Wrong or right, everyone has their own view on it.
  • We have made a committee that will work on women security comprehensively.
  • Retired home guards, army personnel to form part of this committee. It is not a parallel police force. They will be at your beck and call.
  • Fast track trial needs to be set up.