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AAP govt’s one year report card

Following the landmark victory in Delhi Assembly Elections, grabbing 67 of the total 70 seats, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP),  which called for ‘alternative politics’ and spoke of its commitment towards the common man formed government in Delhi with an almost full house under its command. AAP’s manifesto with 70 points failed to live up to the expectations of the people and the party is yet to deliver the promises made by it. Voters may feel that for a democratic system to foster, the government must be held accountable for the pre-poll promises. For analysis, the 70 point Action plan drawn by the AAP for Delhi, was broken down into 90 points. Based on the work done, which was evaluated after gathering information from advisors to cabinet ministers, press releases and news reports, every promise, excluding 12 which were either too generic or difficult to assess, was assigned one of these statuses. We come across with the remarks ‘Fulfilled’, ‘Under Progress’, ‘Yet to Start’, ‘Wishlist’, ‘Stalled’ or ‘Broken’ we could not understand the real name of democracy in Delhi. Having trumpheted about the people’s movement, Arvind Kejriwal failed to keep up the promise in the last one year. The AAP meter does not show encouraging signs and it is just like any other elected Government.

C.K. Ramani

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