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CM Arvind Kejriwal dares Amit Shah for public debate on performance

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Published : Sep 24, 2018, 2:09 am IST
Updated : Sep 24, 2018, 2:09 am IST

Mr Kejriwal was responding to certain claims/allegations made by Mr Shah in a political public meeting earlier in the day.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
 Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday challenged BJP national president Amit Shah for a public debate on the performance of Narendra Modi government versus the Delhi government at Ramlila Maidan.

Mr Kejriwal was responding to certain claims/allegations made by Mr Shah in a political public meeting earlier in the day.

“Amit Shah ji, our Delhi government has done 10 times more work than what Modi ji has done during the last four years. On the other hand, look at Modi ji’s anti-people and wrong deeds. We have not indulged in even a single act of that kind. I challenge you; come let us have a public debate at the Ramlila Maidan in front of the people of Delhi,” Mr Kejriwal said.  

In a statement, Mr Shah said that the Modi government had allocated three times more money to the Poorvanchal areas of India in the 14th Finance Commission as compared to what the Congress-led government had done in the 13th Finance Commission.

The BJP chief said the Modi government has released `13.80 lakh crore in the past 4.5 years, ensuring development through expressways, hospitals and industries in the area. In response, Mr Kejriwal said, “Amit Shah ji, how much money did your government provide to Delhi in the 14th Finance Commission? Merely `325 crore? People of Poorvanchal reside in Delhi also. Why did your government not provide money for their development? Why this discrimination against Poorva-nchalis living in Delhi?”

The CM added, “People of Delhi had given you merely two works — policing and sanitation. Your party has proved to be a disaster in both. Neither have you been able to keep Delhi clean, nor have you been able to perform policing functions properly. We were given the responsibility of electricity, water, education, and health by the people of Delhi and our performance in these sectors is being lauded the world over.”

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