On Sunday, Delhi Chief Minister and AAP Supremo Arvind Kejriwal blamed that the central government for not offering enough funds for the state and claimed that people of the state pays off maximum Income Tax to the Centre but yet not received ‘very’ financial help from it.
While addressing an election rally in the national capital, the AAP Chief said that “Delhi people pay maximum tax to the Central government. Citizen of Delhi pays Rs. 1.5 lakh crore of income tax to the Centre and the Centre spends just Rs. 325 crore on Delhi. Compared to this, the Central funds for even Goa are much higher.”
Citing the development work being done by AAP-led Delhi government, CM Kejriwal continued, “We are making 10,000 streets and roads in Delhi. There have been many governments in the state in the past 70 years but never before there has been such development in Delhi. BJP and Congress have only filled their pockets in all these years.”
CM Kejriwal alleged that in the last 4 years, PM Modi-led NDA government has created many disturbances for several projects. “They have created hurdles for all of our work be it Mohalla clinic, CCTV or schools. It doesn’t befit the stature of Prime Minister to block the development of the national capital. For political enmity only they stopped our work,” added the Delhi Chief Minister.
He further accused that there is hooliganism all over Delhi and criminal cases are increasing at a rapid rate, adding that “Delhi is being defamed as crime capital and rape capital. When Delhi police don’t listen to anyone they go to their MLA or CM but police even don’t listen to us because they don’t come under us.”
Therefore, Arvind Kejriwal demanded that 85 percent of Delhi colleges should be reserved mainly for students of the state.
He recalls that “In 2014, Narendra Modi had promised that he will give full-statehood to Delhi if they get seven MPs but they did nothing. Congress also promised the same but did nothing. It is us who do what we say.”
The April-May Lok Sabha Elections for 7-seats in Delhi is scheduled to take place in a single phase on May 12 and the outcome will be declared on May 23.