Delhi budget, whitewash on its failures

“Delhi government tried to build a case for its failures and non-spending of funds and it was clearly reflected in their budget presented for the financial year 2016-17. With the list of unfulfilled promises mounting up and plunging funds unitised on development work, first year of Delhi government has been a disaster.”  


 Delhi government has increased the allotted budget on health and education but it was only a “clever exercise” to hide their failures. In the run-up to assembly polls in Punjab Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) promised moon but delivered nothing and they have failed to live up to majority of the promises made ahead of polls.

Unfulfilled promises

AAP manifesto ahead of Delhi elections was filled with slew of freebies and Indian voters would have never seen a manifesto filled with so many freebies. AAP manifesto focused on essential things of common man, which struck the chord with them. Kejriwal also appeared to be committed to end the VIP culture. High on emotional appeal, it immediate struck a chord with voters of Delhi. But a scrutiny of AAP government’s first year rule reveals a stark reality of unfulfilled promises.

 Non-spending of development funds

In the run-up to assembly polls in Delhi, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had made huge promises but it failed miserably after taking charge of Delhi government. Arvind Kejriwal led Delhi government failed to deliver any of the promises with regard to infrastructural development such as building roads, bridges and schools. Ironically, AAP has utilised only about 30 per cent of the allotted funds on the development works.

 First year of Arvind Kejriwal government has been a disaster for the citizen of Delhi. The fact the Delhi government utilised only 30% of the total allotted funds for development works speak volumes about their misgovernance.


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