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15 yrs of Cong rule cannot match 2 yrs of AAP govt: Kejriwal

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Asserting that his dispensation has done a remarkable job in every field, Chief Minister Kejriwal today said even ex-CM Sheila Dikshit's 15-year rule cannot match the work done by his in its two years so far.

Addressing a rally at Deoli, Kejriwal appealed to people to give a similar mandate in upcoming MCD polls as it had got in 2015 Assembly polls.

He alleged that votes in Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) could be tampered to the tune of 5-7 per cent and asked people to vote in large numbers so that the "tampering" goes for a toss.

Kejriwal had alleged tampering of EVMs after his party's poor show in assembly polls. He vehemently opposed use of EVMs in MCD polls and demanded that elections should be conducted through paper ballots.

Noting that electricity rates in are cheapest in the country, Kejriwal once again claimed that the power and water departments will be "snatched" from the Delhi if is voted to power again.

He said, before 1998, the power and water departments were with the civic bodies.

The chief alleged Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and PWD and Health Minister Satyendar Jain are being "targeted" for taking on education and health mafias.

Hitting out at the BJP, Kejriwal said the party's claim that municipal corporations cannot abolish house tax stems out of the fear that it will suffer huge losses. He also vowed to make the cash strapped corporations economically viable a year after coming to power.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, April 18 2017. 00:13 IST