Hitting out at former CM Sheila Dikshit-led Congress government, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday said there would not have been the need to launch a new party had she run the government well. Kejriwal's statement comes amid the possibility of an alliance between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress.
While addressing a public rally, Kejriwal said, "Many people say that Sheila ji also used to run the government in Delhi in the same condition. But she did not run the government well. If she was working well then we did not have the need to float a new party. From schools to hospitals, everything was in bad condition in her regime."
The chief minister further lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said the Central government did everything it can to stop our work.
"Modi government left no stone unturned to stop our work. We want to open new schools, construct hospitals and Mohalla Clinics, but they are not letting us do this. For three years, the Modi government did not pass the file related to CCTV camera installation in Delhi."
"We need to take permission from the central government for every work. Every state has full powers but not Delhi. People, who hamper the works of government, don't vote for them again. If they come to power, they will again do the same in the next five years," he added.
The Aam Aadmi Party had recently announced its candidates for seven parliamentary seats in Delhi.