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AAP govt seeks more administrative control over Delhi on its third anniversary

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

On a day it turned three, the government sought more administrative control over to run it without the Centre's "interference", even though it is yet to fulfil key poll promises such as providing free and installing CCTV cameras across the city.

The government today organised a programme to mark its three years in office, where and his cabinet ministers highlighted their work and fielded questions from and through telephone calls.

But the BJP and the attacked Kejriwal, accusing his government of being indulged in corruption.

Senior and former called the dispensation an "advertisement" government and said the work it claims to have done in the past three years remains "invisible".

The BJP staged a demonstration against near his residence alleging corruption.

Addressing the programme, Kejriwal said was becoming a "victim of dirty politics". He also took a dig at the BJP-led Centre, asking it to "put all our ministers and MLAs in jail" but not "bother" the city residents.

Kejriwal expressed hope that the Supreme Court, which is seized of the matter regarding the administrative control over Delhi, will deliver the judgement in his government's favour, and that the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) will be back with the city administration.

He said once the ACB returns to the Delhi government, the dispensation will be able to fight corruption with the same vigour as it did during its initial 49-day tenure after its first electoral victory in the national capital.

"I want to say that put all our ministers and MLAs in jail and clear all files, but don't bother the people of Delhi due to which the development-related works get affected... Delhi is becoming a victim of dirty and I am sure that in the coming days, there would be a solution for it," Kejriwal said.

At the event, he highlighted the achievements of his government in several sectors, including health and education. Kejriwal also compared his government's functioning with the previous government.

He said his government has not allowed any increase in power tariff in the past three years, unlike the previous government.

On AAP's pre-poll promises, he said his government will start providing free services to Delhiites this year for which a separate fund will be set aside in the Budget.

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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 21:50 IST