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Posted at: Feb 12, 2018, 12:30 AM; last updated: Feb 12, 2018, 12:30 AM (IST)

AAP holds ‘Vikas Yatra’ to mark three years in office

AAP holds ‘Vikas Yatra’ to mark three years in office
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses a gathering during Vikas Yatra in New Delhi on Sunday. Tribune photo

Ananya Panda

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, February 11

Completing three years in power, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) — faced with another round of imminent by-elections in the national Capital— in a way got into the canvassing mode on Sunday with MLAs and ministers, joined by party workers, seen reaching out to voters with the AAP government’s work in the city.

On February 14, the Kejriwal government will complete three years in office. Taking the opportunity, the AAP conducted “Vikas Yatra” in all assembly constituencies in an effort to garner people’s support on the basis of its government’s work in the city over the last three years despite a prevailing adverse political situation.

The success rallies assume significance coming at a time when the party is facing possible bypolls following the disqualification of 20 AAP lawmakers over charges of holding office of profit as Parliament secretaries.

Though the bypolls would not affect the AAP government’s prospects in the 70-member Delhi Assembly, the party through these rallies wants to ensure that people are convinced about its governance as compared to its political rivals over the years.

The entire Delhi cabinet, including Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, met people in their respective constituencies and apprised them of the development initiatives and work done by the AAP dispensation.

In course, they highlighted the budgetary focus and initiatives in the education and health sector (revival of parent-teacher meeting and up gradation of infrastructure in government schools, mohalla clinics and free diagnostic services in labs and hospitals of the city, among others) apart from reduction in water and electricity tariffs and recent work in unauthorised colonies as the top achievements of the government.

As a part of its plans, the party functionaries will collect people’s feedback on the work done by the AAP government in the second phase.

Meanwhile, Kejriwal today took a jibe at the Prime Minister over the latter’s recent “pakoda” remarks.

On Twitter, Kejriwal said the AAP makes people doctors, engineers and lawyers by providing them education whereas the Bharatiya Janata Party’s dream of India is to keep them “uneducated and see that they sell pakodas”.

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