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What did Delhi get in 49 days rule of Arvind Kejriwal?

Priyanka Rathi priyanka_rathi

Updated: February 22, 2014, 11:16 AM IST
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Delhi, the national capital, the centre of all political activities was brought to a standstill by outgoing Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The Aam Aadmi Party, which came to power on December 28 after a spectacular debut in the Assembly elections in which it won 28 seat in the 70-member House, fall down in just 49 days after facing a major embarrassment in the Assembly when the Speaker ruled against the introduction of the Jan Lokpal Bill.

Ever since the Kejriwal government was formed, it was in a hurry and was mired in controversies. It fulfilled two of its poll promises in a week's time - 20,000 litres of free water to those having connection and 50 per cent cut in electricity for those using 400 units.

One thing the party could not change about itself was levelling allegations against one or the other and holding protests. The city was earlier brought to a standstill for two days when the Kejriwal government protested against the Delhi Police who defied the orders of his Law Minister Somnath Bharti.

The increasing demands of the AAP government to get more powers and not to follow the law of the land became its trademark. The aam aadmi Chief Minister not only failed to deliver its promises but also shifted his commitment from Delhi.

Kejriwal, an aam aadmi's hero, lost a golden opportunity to turn his words into actions and restore the faith of the people in the government. But in the end, it was the aam aadmi who faced defeat.
First Published: February 22, 2014, 11:16 AM IST

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