One Year of Arvind Kejriwal’s Government
With the Odd-Even Car Scheme lined up for the New Year, the Kejriwal Government is seemingly leaving no-stone-unturned to keep Delhi’s air pollution under control. The Delhi CM, who was sworn into office on 14 February 2015, has even sought PM Modi’s cooperation for successful implementation of the Odd-Even Car Scheme. Here is a heads up on the year-long efforts of the CM and his Aam Aadmi Party.
What’s happening now?
14 February 2016
With the AAP (Aam Aadmi Party)-led Delhi government completing one year in operation, Delhi Chief Minister Mr. Arvind Kejriwal announced charges on all new water connections to be cut by 80 per cent. The scheme will continue till 30 July 2016. Also, the Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced that the Delhi government would be spending 25 per cent of its budget on education.
13 February 2016
AAP-party led Delhi government waived water bills pending till November 2015. Additionally, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra launched a project to upgrade and modernise the infrastructure of 30 government schools in Delhi. The engineering wing of Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) will be executing the school upgradation project.
12 February 2016
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal would be attending Guru Ravidas’s birth anniversary celebrations to be held at Guru Ravidas’s birth place in Seer Gowardhan area on 22 February 2016. Aam Adami Party’s east U.P. convener Sanjiv Singh told reporters the final itinerary of Delhi CM’s proposed visit would be disclosed within the next two days.
11 February 2016
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to announce Odd-Even scheme dates today – With over 11 lakh responses received for the odd-even car rationing scheme, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is set to announce the dates for the scheme’s second phase today in a press conference. A whopping 28,300 suggestions were received through online forms and another 1,82,808 have come through emails and missed calls. Around 9 lakh responses have been received through interactive voice response system. There is a probability that the second phase of Odd-Even scheme would make women lose the exemption they enjoyed in January this year.
10 February 2016
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweets his plans of celebrating the party’s one year in office on 14 February 2016. The CM has promised his cabinet would provide an account of work done in 1 year to the people of Delhi. In addition to this, he also announced the launch of a telethon in which he along with his ministers would be answering phone calls from Delhiites, taking their feedback and offering them a report card. Kejriwal also hinted an announcement regarding the much-hyped Odd-Even Car Rationing rule which was liked by multiple Delhiites.
9 February 2016
The Kejriwal government would be accessing a whopping 11 lakh+ responses received through emails, missed calls, online forums and IVR, on the future of its car-rationing scheme which was implemented on Delhi roads from 1 January to 15 January. Additionally, the AAP government also recommended a CBI investigation into the death of a six-year-old boy at Ryan International School. The government took the initiative as a result of demand by the deceased’s parents and findings of a magisterial probe which pointed to suspicious conduct of school authorities.
8 February 2016
While Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been asked to do yoga for 1 hour daily, the high court may hear the Delhi government’s plea against the earlier order to impose a ban on management quota in nursery admissions.
7 February 2016
Returning from his ten day long naturopathy treatment in Bengaluru, Arvind Kejriwal met his ministers. The Kejriwal-led Delhi government hinted on recommending a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation CBI, into the death of Devansh, a Ryan International School student.
6 February 2016
The day 1 of Jansabhas led by AAP MLAs saw an overwhelming support for the odd-even car rationing scheme. The AAP MLAs also claimed there has been a unanimous demand for the implementing the scheme “permanently”. Delhi’s Deputu Chief Minister Manish Sisodia also pitched for an increase in Delhi’s share of central taxes at a pre-budget consultation with the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
5 February 2016
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal sough three weeks time from the High Court, to respond in defamation case filed against him by the Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley. The Delhi government has also decided to gather public opinion on the proposed second phase of the odd-even scheme by directly reaching out to at least ten lakh residents via automated calls.
4 February 2016
Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia met worker unions’ and the Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung regarding the ongoing Municipal workers’ strike in Delhi. Sisodia also wrote to Health Minister Satyendra Jain asking him about the feasibility taking over the health services from the civic bodies.
3 February 2016
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a loan of Rs 551 crore to the North and East corporations to settle salaries of employees till 31 January 2016. Additionally, the AAP government also re-launched the ‘Apprenticeship Training Scheme’ for boosting employment of Delhi youth.
2 February 2016
The Delhi government constituted a State Advisory Council which would be headed by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sispdia and comprise six ex-officio members and eight nominated members. This council would advise on effective implementation of the provisions of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009.
1 February 2016
A senior official of the AAP-lead Delhi government announced the launch of a special website and a telephone number which could be used by the Delhiites who are keen on providing their feedback and suggestions on the odd-even car rationing scheme that was effective between 1 January and 15 January in Delhi. The Delhiites were instructed to give a missed call on 09595561561 and thereafter follow the instructions provided by the Interactive Voice Response System.
31 January 2016
The Delhi government announced the formation of a PWD taskforce that would be involved in picking up garbage that has been piling up across the Indian capital. In addition to this, the Delhi government also ordered all the schools to file a “safety report” within a month. Also, the pointer “No shortage of medicines and consumables” mentioned in the Essential Drug List in Delhi government hospitals was hinted to go operational from 1 February.
30 January 2016
The Delhi government asked the High Court to get popular cab services like Uber and Ola regulated. Additionally, the AAP-led Delhi government also invited sports clubs academies and individual trainers to impart sports training to students.
29 January 2016
The Kejriwal-led Delhi government hinted the announcement of a plan for lifting the waste, indicating that it won’t allow the Delhiites to live amid piles of garbage.
28 January 2016
Aam Aadmi Party leader and social activist Ravi Srivastava has indicated that the upcoming draft policy for scrapping old vehicles by the Union government won’t be able to solve the problem simply because crucial parts of it are not clear. The draft policy doesn’t speak of developing a scrap yard in each big city. Also, it doesn’t offer explanation on multiple issues that need to be clarified.
27 January 2016
AAP-led Delhi government’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to leave for Bengaluru to undergo a 10-day long naturopathy treatment. The CM would be at the Jindal Nature Cure Institute situated in the outskirts of Bengaluru city. The 47-year-old CM has to undergo the treatment for his chronic cough and diabetes.
26 January 2016
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal sought the public’s opinion on re-implementing the odd-even scheme in Delhi. People are recommended to send in emails with their suggestions to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. Kejriwal also indicated the introduction of a dedicated phone line for the purpose at a later point of time.
25 January 2016
Today, at 3:00pm, the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressed government doctors via video-conference wherein he spoke about the AAP dispensation’s recent decision to waive user charges at its varied hospitals from February 1, 2016. Kejriwal had earlier made an announcement regarding the same at the inauguration of a 3.8 km-long elevated corridor on Outer Ring Road, part of the signal-free Vikaspuri-Wazirabad project in Delhi.
24 January 2016
The Kejriwal-led Delhi government created a 20-point agenda in order to augment public transport. Moreover, the government also launched a scheme to make sports coaching available to school students. This scheme relies on private “academics/clubs/individual trainers”. The sports that would be promoted for the starters include taekwondo, judo, football, volleyball, karate, table tennis, kabaddi, chess and athletics.
23 January 2016
Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra writes to the Centre urging it to ‘persuade’ Haryana to stop all its industries from releasing untreated effluents into the river Yamuna. In addition to this, the Transport Minister Gopal Rai informed the odd-even traffic scheme might be implemented in Delhi after March because the initiative requires certain preparations.
22 January 2016
The Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government spent a whopping Rs. 60 crore in the last 11 months on the “aam aadmi” advertisements. The gross amount includes money spent on campaigns held across print, television, radio and outdoor publicity by different departments of the state. Though the Delhi Information and Publicity Directorate has already released around Rs. 25 crore out of a massive budget of Rs. 526 crore, ongoing campaigns would cost another Rs. 35 crore.
21 January 2016
The AAP-led Delhi government has claimed before the Central Information Commission that it has not hired any advertising agency to do any kind of publicity work. The Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal will be visiting the University of Hyderabad to meet the students and family members of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula who committed suicide on 18 January.
20 January 2016
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal attended a Mumbai’s court’s hearing of a case pertaining to the holding of a rally (for AAP candidates Meera Sanyal and Medha Patkar) in Mankhurd allegedly without permission during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
19 January 2016
Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai claimed the papers flung at Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal belonged to Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organization (PESO). Ms Arora who threw these papers and ink on Kejriwal was produced before a court and later sent to one-day police custody.
Apart from the above, the Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal also demanded PM Narendra Modi’s apology over Hyderabad student’s suicide.
18 January 2016
The Delhi government’s transport department has prepared a proposal regarding plying of 1,000 new air-conditioned low-floor buses on public-private partnership (PPP) model in Delhi. With this proposal being tabled in the Cabinet meeting later this month, the DTC would operate the 1,000 AC buses from July this year.
17 January 2016
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressed a rally on Sunday afternoon at Chhatrasal Stadium in New Delhi. Intention of the rally was to thank people for making the Odd-Even formula for cars a success. Things turned messy at the AAP government’s Odd-Even success rally when a 26-year old woman, Bhavna Arora hailing from West Delhi threw ink at the Delhi CM.
16 January 2016
The Kejriwal-led Delhi government formed human rights commission, appointed Justice (Retd) Umanath Singh as its new chairperson. The chairperson and member of the commission have been ‘unanimously’ selected by a committee specially constituted to form the State Human Rights Commission. This committee comprised of Chief Minister of Delhi, Chairman, Speaker of Delhi Assembly, Member, Leader of Opposition, Member, and Home Minister, Delhi Government, Member.
15 January 2016
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launches his campaign for the 2017 state elections at the Maghi Mela, a religious fair in Muktsar. The hashtag #HopeofPunjabKejriwal has become the top Twitter trend. As part of many promises made by Kejriwal, giving away Rs.1 crore each to the families of security personnel martyred in the terror attack at the Pathankot air base is the one which the AAP government has to fulfill in case it turns successful in winning maximum seats in Punjab.
14 January 2016
The AAP (Aam Admi Party) – led Delhi government has asked all the entities of the state and Centre having offices in Delhi to furnish an online quarterly return of purchases made by them from varied registered dealers. As an initiative to catch hold of all the dealers evading Value Added Tax (VAT), the Delhi government has even issued a public notice for the same.
13 January 2016
The AAP (Aam Aadmi Party)-led Delhi government has announced that from February 1 no patient at any of the Delhi government’s hospitals would be denied admission due to unavailability of medicines. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also announced the launch of a helpline which could be used by people for reporting shortage of medicines and also for sending a copy of the prescription via WhatsApp messenger service.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also met the family members of Defence Services Corps (DSC) personnel killed during the Pathankot Airforce base attacks. He, along with senior party leaders including Succha Singh Chotepur, Sanjay Singh and Ashutosh went to the Chak Sharif village and Bhagwal village to meet the family members of DSC personnel and taxi driver Ikagar Singh respectively, followed by handing over Rs. 2 lakh cheque to both the families.
12 January 2016
Delhi government has warned 400+ private schools to refund excess fee charged within 15 days. After the previous order issued by the Directorate of Education(DoE) in October 2015 to 472 schools, only 43 private schools in the national capital have actually complied with the order.
11 January 2016
The Kejriwal-led Delhi government directed all the central government ministries and departments to undergo mandatory pollution check by obtaining requisite Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificates for their vehicles. The AAP government made the move after receiving a complaint alleging that vehicles owned and hired by government departments were not complying with the central motor vehicles rules and did not have the mandatory PUC certificate on a regular basis.
10 January 2016
The AAP government told the Delhi High Court that over 1,400 undertrial prisoners can be released from jails of the national capital if the Supreme Court’s order of arrests to be made only if required, is followed amicably. Currently, 1,460 undertrial male prisoners are lodged in jails of Delhi for offences which are punishable with less than seven years of jail term.
9 January 2016
The Kejriwal-led Delhi government prepared a draft policy on hiring contract labour. Dedicated to more than 10,000 contractual labours employed with the Delhi government, this policy lays down compulsory payment of minimum wages, inclusion of Employee’s State Insurance and provident fund along with several riders on the bidding process.
8 January 2016
At the Bengal Global Business Summit, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal invited corporate houses to utilize their corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds to invest in the national capital’s plans for education and health.
7 January 2016
Considering the management quota as one of the biggest scams in education today, the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal scrapped the same in nursery admissions for children chosen by private school managements. The only quota retained by the AAP-led Delhi government is the 25 per cent seats set aside for children from the Economically Weaker Sections or EWS. The remaining seats are to remain open for all.
6 January 2016
AAP MLA Alka Lamba wrote a letter to Delhi’s deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, accusing home and finance secretary S N Sahai of acting at the behest of the Centre to destabilise the AAP-led Delhi government. The accused, Sahai said he would be responding to the charges only when, and if, the government questioned him directly. Sisodia was unavailable for any comments.
5 January 2016
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal thanked Chief Justice TS Thakur for car pooling with brother Justice AK Sikri yesterday.
4 January 2016
The Make-or-Break Monday for Kejriwal’s Odd-Even policy. The re-opening of schools and offices will help judge the policy’s fate.
2 January 2016
Even-numbered cars rolled on Day-2 of the odd-even rule in Delhi. Minister Manish Sisodia cycled to office. The Delhi government pointed out a “marked” decrease in pollution levels on this New Year’s Eve as compared to that of the previous year.
1 January 2016
Kickstarting the odd-even car rationing rule, the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal himself carpooled with ministers Gopal Rai and Satyendar Jain.
In the past few months:
31 December 2015
The Kejriwal-led Delhi Government conducted a coordination trial-run of different agencies at 200 points for two hours, i.e. from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Done with the aim to check the preparations of the odd-even scheme, around 66 enforcement teams of the Transport department along with 27 teams of sub-divisional magistrates were deployed for the trial run. Considering the collaborative efforts put in by the Delhi Police and AAP party-led Delhi government, Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi is quite confident about the success of Odd-Even scheme used for rationing vehicles running on Delhi roads between January 1,2016 to January 15, 2016.
Additionally, the Delhi Government also suspended two senior officials namely YashpalGarg, special secretary (Prosecution), and Subhash Chandra, special secretary (Prisons) after they refused to sign certain files. In retaliation, a whopping 200 bureaucrats threatened to go on mass leave, affecting the Delhi CM’s plans for the odd-even car scheme.
30 December 2015
AAP Party-led Delhi government conducts the Odd-Even Rule Dry run
27 December 2015
Kejriwal-led Delhi government conducted a trial run of 750 private buses that would ply on roads during the odd-even scheme that would be implemented from January 1, 2016.
25 December 2015
Education Minister Manish Sisodia lays out plans for the future of Delhi Schools. This would mean more power to principals, performance bonus for teachers and new school complexes.
23 December 2015
The Kejriwal government launches WiFi in 6 buses.
22 December 2015
AAP Part Delhi Govt. held a Special Assembly session for debating the alleged DDCA scan in addition to discussing the role of Inquiry of Commission.
8 December 2015
A senior bureaucrat in AAP party was detained by CBI in a bribery case.
6 December 2015
Delhi government makes plan to curb Delhi pollution via rationing of cars using the odd-even car number plate formula to be applicable from Jan 1, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Odd-even scheme to apply to non-Delhi vehicles too.
5 December 2015
AAP Party Delhi government issued over 500 learners’ licence during the Trade Fair 2015 with its Transport department stall receiving an enormous response from the visitors.
18 November 2015
Delhi Cabinet cleared the Jan Lokpal Bill.
10 November 2015
Kejriwal inaugurated a six-lane flyover in Delhi that was finished at Rs. 100 crore less than planned and well before time.
9 November 2015
Delhi Govt. inaugurated a new DTC bus service “Outer Ring Road Express” which will span a distance of 92 km from Anand Vihar ISBT to Uttam Nagar in New Delhi.
21 October 2015
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal led a cycle rally to mark Delhi’s first ever ‘Car-Free Day’, which was held between Red Fort and Bhagwan Das Marg.
17 October 2015
Kejriwal asks PM Modi to transfer control of Delhi Police from Centre to state government.
14 September 2015
The Delhi government launches a 24-hour helpline no 011-23307145 for dengue, following a rapid increase in the number of cases of the viral disease in Delhi.
In 6 Months of Kejriwal (AAP) Government in Delhi
Kejriwal launched the ‘Bijli Vivad Samadhan Scheme’, or electricity bill disputes redressal scheme, while promising that electricity rates in Delhi would become even cheaper.
23 August 2015
Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia ordered all nurseries, playschools, creches and pre-primary schools, allotted land by a government agency to reserve 25 per cent of its seats for students from the EWS.
7 August 2015
Kejriwal govt. launches Chief Minister’s Super Talented children scholarship scheme.
3 Aug 2015
AAP-led Delhi Government gives Rs 1.52 crore to provide pick and drop children with special needs.
30 July 2015
The Delhi government notified its witness protection programme called the Delhi Witness Protection Scheme 2015. This programme lays down steps to protect the identity of witnesses.
24 July 2015
Delhi government started process for appointing Lokayuktha. Also, Prashant Bhushan issued a legal notice to the AAP government, alleging that its instructions on regularisation of guest teachers were in “contravention” to a Supreme Court judgment.
19 July 2015
Kejriwal inaugurated the first ‘Aam Aadmi Clinic’ at Peeragarhi Relief Camp in West Delhi.
18 July 2015
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the family of a girl who was stabbed to death in Anand Parbat locality and ordered a magisterial probe into the case.
8 July 2015
The Kejriwal government in Delhi received a letter from ASSOCHAM, asking it to either reduce the rate of petroleum products or allow VAT credit on them as the proposed hike in VAT would mean a Rs. 5 rise in prices per litre.
1 July 2015
The VAT (Second amendment) Bill, 2015 was passed by the Delhi Assembly, a final approval to which will result in petrol prices shooting up by Rs. 5.56/lt, while liquor, tobacco and aerated drinks prices may also see a good hike.
26 June 2015
A private member bill was passed by the Delhi legislative assembly with a target to bring the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) under the purview of Delhi government.
10 June 2015
The Arvind Kejriwal government was caught in a mess when Jitendra Singh Tomar, Delhi’s Law Minister, was arrested by the Delhi Police for his alleged fake degrees.
30 May 2015
The AAP-led Delhi government received a notice from the Apex Court pertaining to the NDA government’s appeal against the High Court ruling that allowed Delhi’s Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) to take actions against bureaucrats.
26 May 2015
The AAP-led Delhi government’s two-day emergency assembly session started on 26 May 2015 in which it presented a resolution against the notification from the Union Home Ministry that, as the Kejriwal government alleged, intended to put undue restrictions on the AAP government. Adarsh Shastri, an AAP MLA, demanded a constitutional amendment that might enable the state governments to impeach the Governor and the Lieutenant Governors.
Day 1 to Day 100 of Kejriwal’s Government in Delhi
24 May 2015
A two-day emergency assembly session was called for by the AAP-led Delhi government. Also, it decided to hold an open cabinet meeting on Day 100, 26 May 2015, of its rule in the national capital.
22 May 2015
The AAP-led Delhi government was shocked on receiving a notification by the Ministry of Home Affairs saying that it is the Lieutenant Governor who is the “administrative head” of the state and the state government cannot interfere in the matters concerned to the “services”. In retaliation to this, the government warned to take the matter to court.
13 May 2015
Arvind Kejriwal-led government in Delhi said the FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) would not be allowed in multi-brand retail in Delhi. The government said that it was in no mood to “disturb the character of the retail trade”.
8 May 2015
The Gajendra Singh Kisan Sahayata Yojana was finally launched by the AAP-led Delhi government with Arvind Kejriwal distributing compensatory cheques to the loss-bearing farmers whose crops were ravaged by the unseasonal rains last month.
2 May 2015
The AAP-led Delhi government decided to set up its own education department, similar to NCERT and CBSE, in order to mend the national union territory’s education system. Also, the decision to provide free Wi-Fi in DTC buses on few selected routes was made.
27 April 2015
At a function held at Delhi Secretariat, the Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal announced that 21 MLAs of AAP will be assigned the responsibilities of parliamentary secretaries, who will, in fact, serve several ministers in the Delhi government.
25 April 2015
AAP held six public meetings as per its plan to prepare a ‘participatory budget’. The constituencies where the public meetings were held were Patparganj, Dwarka, Bawana, Chattarpur, Okhla and Karawal Nagar.
Also, Baba Adhav, a labour rights leader, met with Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and discussed the issues that porters and head-loaders, engaged in heavy manual labour, had been facing.
18 April 2015
The Anti-Corruption Branch of the AAP led Delhi government made its very first arrests, nabbing a government official and three people for allegedly taking bribe. Further, it also decided to bring down encroachment by vendors and on unauthorised colonies.
6 April 2015
The AAP led Delhi government denied license to the private taxi service provider companies Uber and OLA. The decision to shut down certain power plants, including the Rithala power plant, Pragati Power Station, Rajghat Power House Station etc. was made by the government.
5 April 2015
The Delhi govt. re-launched the 24/7 anti-corruption helpline line 1031. Some of the renowned power distribution companies were instructed to clear their dues of about Rs 6,000 crore to the Delhi Transco Ltd.
27 March 2015
A complete ban was slapped on the sale, use, production and storage of all tobacco products in Delhi. India’s first ‘e-ration’ facility was launched on this day.
23 March 2015
Govt. planned to construct 27,000 LIG and EWS flats in Delhi. The Delhi government also named its 13 representatives to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi. Amongst those named were – Kapil Mishra from Karawal Nagar, SK Bagga from Krishna Nagar, Narayan Dutt Sharma from Badarpur, Raju Dhingan from Trilok Puri, Mahendra Yadav from Vikaspuri, Pramila Tokas from RK Puram, Sahi Ram from Tughlakabad, Gulab Singh from Matiala, Som Dutt from Sadar Bazar, Imran Hussain from Ballimaran, Rakhi Birla from Mangolpuri, Sukhbir Singh from Mundka and Rituraj Govind from Kirar.
15 March 2015
The Arvind Kejriwal-led government decided to put the progress reports of different projects online so that people get a first hand idea. Instructions for installation of GPS (Global Positioning System) were provided to the cab firms and taxi unions.
13 March 2015
The AAP-led Delhi government decided to set up an all-women security force meant exclusively for women. Deployment of security marshals in DTC buses was also planned. The amendment of the act related to VAT (Value Added Tax) was also announced on this day.
28 February 2015
The Delhi CM decides to launch a Revive Yamuna Mission, to be handled by the DDC. Further, Kejriwal gets a grant of Rs 395 crore for running the government.
27 February 2015
The CM visited the Delhi Police Headquarters for a detailed evaluation of the department’s operation. He provided the police staff with valuable suggestions and feedback for improving the law and order situation in Delhi. Kejriwal also formed a nine-member panel (The Delhi Dialogue Commission or DDC) for effective implementation of the Delhi government’s 70-point manifesto.
25 February 2015
Kejriwal met MDMK leader Vaiko and the latter emphasised the necessity of complete statehood for Delhi and Puducherry. Additionally, the Delhi CM also organized a Janta Darbar in Kaushambi. On this very day, the CM also discussed the status of assessment of private discoms with the CAG, Shashi Kant Sharma.
24 February 2015
Kejriwal joined Anna Hazare against the “Land Acquisition Act’ ordinance that was earlier proposed by the central government. The CM also indicated the launch of a citizen-friendly pilot project for the residents of Delhi.
20 February 2015
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated the 28th Garden Tourism Festival in New Delhi. He also assured to lower the power tariffs in addition to making water available free of cost. AAP demanded a special commission for investigating the case of corporate espionage.
18 February 2015
Arvind Kejriwal held a ‘Janta Darbar’ (Public Meeting) at his residence in Kaushambi, Ghaziabad, attending to the complaints/suggestions of people between 10am to 12noon. The Delhi CM also issued a seven-day ultimatum to the US-based taxi service called Uber to eliminate discrepancies from operating in India’s capital.
16 February 2015
To implement the Aam Aadmi Party’s 70-point action plan (released on 31 January 2015), Kejriwal appoints experts from different sectors in CML, both from within AAP and outside. Manish Sisodia was made the Deputy Chief Minister, allowing him to hold multiple ministries.
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