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Report card of AAP's 49-day tenure with respect to18 point promises it made
As expected, Kejriwal finally resigned blaming BJP and the Congress for obstructing Jan Lokpal Bill. This move was really orchestrated to kick start his national ambition eying success in general elections 2014.

However, let us examine how the AAP government performed on their 18 point promise during its short tenure.

Point 1: The VIP culture should be stopped in Delhi. No MLA, minister or Delhi official will use red beacon on their cars. Neither they will live in big bungalows nor will take any special security.

Remark:- Definitely no red-beacon is used. But big vehicle with VIP numbers were allotted to the ministers. Even Kejriwal himself asked for two 5-bed room bungalows. Thus on this front AAP government failed seriously because only tokenism was displayed.

Point 2: Passing of the Jan Lokpal Bill, the same version for which Anna Hazare held fasts.

Remark: - This in fact was opportunistically used by AAP in order to reap some benefit in Lok Sabha elections.

Point 3: People will take decision directly in 'mohalla sabhas', which will be held in every locality and colony.

Remark: ‘Swaraj Bill’ even could not pass the cabinet. No opinion was taken for decisions during the tenure of government. This is a failure.

Point 4: The AAP demanded complete statehood for Delhi. Central government's hold on DDA and Police should end.

Remark: No such bill came in the Assembly.

Point 5: The party also demanded a special audit of all electricity companies in the national capital from the time these were privatised. The companies that refuse to participate, their licenses should be cancelled.

Remark: Audit has been ordered. But because of resignation, how this can be followed up?

Point 6: Electricity meters should be checked.

Remark: This has not yet started.

Point 7: There is 220 liters of water available for every person daily. Where is it?

Remark: In this tenure, Kejriwal never wanted to investigate this. No answer to Delhi Public till date!

Point 8: AAP wanted unauthorized colonies to be regularized. 30% of Delhi's population lives in such colonies and these should be regularized.

Remark: This hasn’t been done yet nor any action initiated till date!

Point 9: The party demanded to know if the Congress and the BJP will support its decision to give clean and affordable 'pakka houses' (built up houses) to those living in slums.

Remark: Both BJP and Congress agreed to it. But AAP government didn’t initiate any action

Point10: It also sought their support to give regular jobs to those working on contractual basis.

Remark: No action initiated by AAP government despite their promise.

Point 11: It wanted to give infrastructural facilities like roads, electricity, water and basic facilities to the ordinary trader.

Remark: Not once these promises were discussed.

Point 12: AAP said it is against FDI in retail.

Remark: A letter from Delhi government sent to the central government withdrawing earlier consent of allowing FDI in retail at Delhi.

Point 13: The party wanted to provide facilities and subsidies to farmers in the villages in the national capital.

Remark: No attempt is made in this tenure.

Point 14: The party also demanded to know the Congress and BJP's stand on opening 500 government schools, stopping donations in private schools and making the fee system transparent.

Remark: Nothing has been done by AAP government.

Point 15: The party said it wanted to open new government hospitals with better facilities.

Remark: Nothing is done.

Point 16: It also wanted to have special security units for women and wants all harassment cases to be tackled within three months.

Remark: Some initial discussion started but nothing concrete done by the government.

Point-17: It wanted to set up enough courts and appoint judges so that all cases are dealt within six months.

Remark: Not done and neither initiated any action.

Point 18: The AAP wanted to know whether the municipal corporations of Delhi will support them on these issues.

Remark: No such situation has aroused during the tenure where MCD’s support is required.

The above were the 18 points promise, on which Kejriwal formed the government. Except of couple of promises such as ordering CAG audit and not allowing FDI in retail, it failed to fullfil every promise measurably.

However, there is claim that they have fulfilled two electoral promises (not included in the 18 point promise). Let’s discuss those two promises also.

Providing electricity at 50% reduced tariff: The original promise was to make the audit of discoms, check their irregularities so that Delhi public could the reduction of 50% in their tariff. Audit ordered and in the mean time 50% subsidy upto 400 units was announced. This subsidy included prevailing subsidy. This is applicable to only metered house. This can only be seen as a populist measure benefiting affording class only at the cost of Public money.

Providing free water up to 700 litre per day per house hold: 20kl water is made free for each household those have meters. Those who don't have meters (particularly poor people) wouldn’t be benefited. Further the main issue of providing water to everyone was not addressed. Thus in coming summers, the people who were suffering since years and became victim of tanker mafia are sure to suffer, because AAP is now interested in national ambition.

Thus it can be said that it’s all theatrics and zero governance. May God bless AAP!


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AAP is very essential for checking corruption just as friction is very necessary for allowing us to walk, drive and climb stairs. In addition, AAP must fulfill the following rights of women: 1. No woman should be subject to Female Genital Mutilation which is very common in Muslim countries as it is so painful and adversely affects a woman's health. 2. There should be no female foeticide. Any person found guilty of indulging in female foeticide must be sentenced to death. 3. Every woman should have a right to education so that not only she can educate herself but educate her children also. 4. No woman should be forced into prostitution and anybody doing so should be given a life term punishment. 5. No woman should be raped or sexually assaulted and the rapists must be physically castrated so that they realise how a raped woman suffers. 6. There should be no honour killing. 7. No women should be subject to marital rape that is no husband should force even his wife to have sex with him against her will. 8. Every woman should have the right to marry after the age of 18 years the man of her choice irrespective of the caste or Gotra to which he belongs. She should not be married off without getting her written consent. 9. No woman should be forced to wear a veil. She may wear the dress of her choice subject to the condition that she is decently dressed. 10. If laws of a religion permit men to have four living wives, then the women should also be entitled to have four living husbands. 11. Women should be allowed to choose her career. 12. There should be no child marriage. The age limit for the marriage should be 18 years when the girl becomes an adult. 13. There should be no domestic violence. 14. If laws of a religion permit a husband to divorce his wife by saying "Talaaq" three times, then the wife should also be entitled to divorce her husband by saying "Talaaq" three times. 15. The divorce laws should be made easy so that if husband and wife want to divorce, then they could do so without going through the lengthy legal process. 16. Every woman should have 50% share in the property of her husband. 17. 50% of the jobs in Government sector should be reserved for the women irrespective of their caste or creed so that they do not become destitute in case of being divorced or deserted by her husband or in the event of her husband's death. 18. Dowry laws should be made more strict and anybody burning a bride for not bringing dowry must be sentenced to death.
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