Delhi will be like London: Kejriwal

In a highly emotive politically-charged speech, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has promised to give Delhi's civic management a makeover and make it “comparable to London within just one year if AAP wins the municipal polls“ that are likely to be held in April.

He projected his fight with the Centre as a struggle to make way for projects for the “aam aadmi“. Kejriwal launched a scathing attack on BJP in the municipal corporations and Congress, which was in power in Delhi government thrice under Sheila Dikshit.

Addressing a public rally at Uttam Nagar while inaugurating sewers and drains, Kejriwal said the municipal bodies have failed to keep the capital clean. He cited his fight to get the increase in minimum wages for unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled labour approved by the LG after it was rejected last year.

The CM said that his government was helpless regarding sanitation as this is the primary responsibility of the corporations. Kejriwal highlighted education and health as the key sectors where Delhi government has managed to steer change in the form of improved infrastructure and quality. He attributed the positive outcome to the crackdown on corruption.

Comparing the power rates in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh with Delhi, he said they were the lowest in the capital. 

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