“AAP led Delhi government’s double standards are exposed yet again by their new move of paving the way to bars to open 24/7. Citing revenue crunch as the reasons for the changed excise policy, Arving Kejriwal always keeps saying that Delhi government ahs enough revenue when their publicity spending is questioned.”
Delhi has the dubious distinction of being the “rape capital” of the country. Crime against women and law & order situation is matter of great concern in the national capital and this move will further aggravate the problems. As the Delhi government is planning to open 24 hours bars and restaurants with the proposed 2016-17-excise policy, it is clear that the government is only concerned about increasing their revenue collection.
Women safety to go on toss
This move will adversely affect the social fabric of the city and create law and order problems, which are already a matter of deep concern. Even now, women in Delhi do not dare step out of the house in the night and situation will even worsen. The proposed move will severely affect the social and cultural fabric of national capital.
Driven by money
Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra has stated that the government was in talks with shopkeepers, restaurant owners, police, labour department and other stakeholders in this regard. He further stated that this move would help in increasing revenue collection. It must be noted here Delhi CM and AAP supremo, Arvind Kejriwal has endorsed the move by saying that Delhi government is going through severe financial crunch and this move will help to bail out.
It is ironical that Kejriwal is now crying for lack of funds now in defense of changed excise policy but he always claims of having sufficient funds when Delhi government’s publicity spending is questioned.