After Aam Aadmi Party MLA Vinod Kumar Binny attacked the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government by accusing it of deviating from the “promises” made to the people ahead of the election, the Chief Minister hit back today saying that his government was duty bound to fulfill all promises made to the people of the national capital.
He, however, admitted that it was taking time to keep the promises made. “It has not even been 10 days since the government was formed, I know it is taking time to fulfill poll promises,” Kejriwal said.
Kejriwal, who was gheraoed by contractual teachers demanding regularisation of their jobs, assured them that the government will look into their demands. “I will look into the demands of the teachers working contract on Thursday,” he said.
Meanwhile, in a major embarrassment to the AAP, Binny, who had publicly displayed his unhappiness after failing to get a place in the Cabinet, today, said that there has been a “lot of difference” between what AAP had promised during the election campaign and what is being done now.
“There is a lot of difference between what AAP promised and how the government is now working. I will divulge all these things in a press conference on Thursday to ensure accountability and transparency in the party,” the Laxmi Nagar MLA told reporters.
Binny had showed his displeasure when he was left out of the government in December. When his response was sought on Binny’s attack on the government, Kejriwal said the MLA first demanded that be made a minister and then wanted to contest the Lok Sabha polls.
The Chief Minister retaliated saying, “There’s nothing I can do about what he is saying. First, he had come for ministership, we refused. After that, he wanted to contest the Lok Sabha polls. He came to my house to ask for the ticket. The party has decided that all sitting MLAs would not be given tickets for the Lok Sabha polls.”
However, Binny said that he was not upset over not becoming a minister and wanted to raise issues in public interest.
“I am not upset over anything. The party is deviating from the main issues. Hence, it is important for us to make them realise that we are in the party for its cause and the issues it raised,” the MLA said.