Delhi residents gave thumbs down to odd-even in Phase-II

“Delhi residents wholeheartedly supported odd-even car rationing scheme when it was introduced first time in January this year. With second phase of the plan underway currently, resistance and anger is quite apparent on the streets of Delhi.”

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 AAP government in Delhi spent hundreds of crores of rupees in Delhi to project odd-even scheme as a grand success. Not just spending exorbitantly on advertising but Delhi government’s PR machinery was put in use to churn out positive content centered on odd-even formula. Delhi government as able to generate hype and now are they ready with its second edition.

The response from Delhi government was encouraging and the plan went off relatively in a smooth manner in phase –I. But, this time around with its second edition, situation seems to have reversed and resistance amongst Delhi residents on the streets is quite apparent.

Number of challans surges alarmingly

As the temperatures surged in the national capital, so did the temper on the streets of the city. Numbers of violators are much higher in the second phase. In the first phase 138 challans were issued on day one where as in second phase, the number of challans rose to ten time by whopping 1300.

The frustration of Delhi resident is quite apparent, as there were no alternative arrangements of public transport to fill the vacuum. When the scheme was rolled out for the first time, owners of private vehicles were at the receiving end. There are around 28 lakh registered cars in Delhi, halting 14 lakh on halt when this plan in underway. Assuming one person travels in each car to office then there is an additional burden of 14 lakh on public transport.

Earlier in January when odd-even formula was implement for the first time, Delhi residents had faced much of inconvenience. They can never forget the maddening rush at metro and fleecing cabs& autos. Since, AAP has launched the plan in second phase without making any amendments and backup plan in place, public anger is understood.

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Pollution level goes up on fist day of odd-even Phase II

“It is now confirm that much hyped odd-even formula is oddly placed. With basic purpose of controlling air pollutions stands defeated, many reports have suggested that air quality had worsened on day one.”

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Marking an ironic start to Delhi government’s odd-even car rationing formula, many reports have suggested that air quality on the first day of phase two. Despite Arvind Kejriwal’s tall claims, the much-hyped odd-even formula was defeated in its basic purpose of controlling pollution. This is in sync with studies, which shows that many factors other than the use of cars that determine the level of air pollution.

Odd, isn’t it?

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As soon as the odd-even scheme, which is aimed at restricting half the cars from roads of Delhi, was implemented for the second time in the city, the intensity of very small particulate matter, call PM-2.5, increased on day one. That’s because private vehicle especially petrol cars cause marginal pollution.

As per a study conducted by IIT, Kanpur on pollutants in Delhi city, cars contribute merely one percent of the total pollution and in that too diesel cars are major culprits, which constitute less than 10% of the total cars.

Dust particles are the major pollutants in the city. Geographical locations and climatic conditions make Delhi very vulnerable and dust particles don’t settle easily.

Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology had suggested that pollution had increased on day one of Odd-even formula in a second phase to strong dust particles hovering around the city. The data also highlights the importance of the speed and direction of wind, which brings pollutants, particularly dust from Rajasthan and other cities to national capital.

All these factor point out that this much hyped car-rationing mechanism is a total failure and it is mainly implemented to get self-publicity.

No preparedness ahead of odd-even plan, even in 2nd phase

“AAP government’s odd-even car rationing plan came as a knee-jerk reaction to Delhi High Court’s slamming when it reacted by staying that ‘living in Delhi was like living in a gas chamber’. Delhi government launched the much-hyped plan hastily but what followed was utter chaos in absence of any arrangement for smooth operation and same situation stares Delhiites even in second phase.”

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 Delhi is world’s most polluted city and something needs to be done at war footing to prevent Delhiites from serious health hazards posed by alarming level of pollution. Under pressure from judicial system, Kejriwal government implemented road-rationing plan as knee-jerk reaction. But if we look into it objectively then realize that it was nothing but watershed.

Car-owners of Delhi have still not come out of the hangover of whopping taxi bills, fleecing auto drivers and jam-packed metro trains the much-hyped car rationing plan gave them sleepless nights.

No alternate arrangements for smooth operation

Delhi government has not come out with out-of-box plan to curb pollution level and such experiments have previously been made in other parts of the world. In all the cases, such experiment in cities like Athens, Mexico City, London and Seoul have proved to be disaster.

Major difference with such experiments in Delhi and elsewhere in the world, that in all other cities, appropriate alternate arrangements were made for smooth operation and overcome any kind of inconvenience to people. But, Delhi government on other had implemented this plan without making any alternate arrangements and what followed was utter chaos at the Delhi road during the first phase of the plan.

Unfortunately Delhi government has still learnt from its mistakes and in absence of any alternate arrangement for commuters, taxi and auto drivers stand to gain majorly from this oddly placed plan.

Why Kejriwal becomes the target? Why people attack kejriwal always?

Kejriwal deliberately planned the shoe attack to get fame

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The Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal was caught in the controversy of his dual statements on SYL issue and the entire Punjab state was criticising the AAP supremo for playing cheap politics to dupe people. Moreover, the statement of AAP government came into the limelight of media and the AAP government was badly exposed on SYL row. Even the media was highlighting the other issues like NIT, the suicide by a television serial actress and the cricket matches so Kejriwal had no other option left except hatching an attack on him.

Kejriwal hatched the plan of fake attack, this time he decided shoe attack

A man threw a shoe at Arvind Kejriwal last week while he was speaking about the reintroduction of traffic rationing measures in the national capital.

Ved Prakash of the ‘Aam Aadmi Sena’ threw the shoe at Kejriwal, alleging fake CNG stickers were being distributed in Delhi ahead of the odd-even vehicular scheme. When Ved Prakash hurled a shoe at Kejriwal, he immediately defended himself like a cop. Kejriwal had himself planned the attack and this time he had chosen shoe instead of ink.

He had been feeling lonely as he had nothing to hunt a headline in the media. Finally, he has come up with a plan of shoe attack to get the fame so that he could also defend himself over the Odd-Even formula which was failed completely in Delhi. Moreover, the media had been highlighting the other issues and Kejriwal did not lag behind. After the attack he had continued the press conference as nothing happened there.

A women had threw ink at Kejriwal earlier

A woman threw ink at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in January as he was addressing a session to discuss the Delhi government’s odd-even scheme in Delhi. The woman, who identified herself as Bhavna was from Aam Aadmi Sena, a fraction group of AAP. At that time it was proved the Kejriwal had planned the attack as a women could not have performed the task in a tight security of 30 armed commandoes. Kejriwal had told his commandoes to not come on the stage. The girl had easily thrown the ink at Kejriwal and his deputy. How come it was possible to perform the task in the presence of armed commandoes, police cops and AAP volunteers?

There are other politicians also. Why people only target Kejriwal?

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In 2014, Kejriwal as slapped by a man during a road show in Sultanpuri area of northwest Delhi. This was the second such attack on Kejriwal in April 2014. On March 28, 2014, Kejriwal was hit on his neck by a man claiming to be a supporter of Anna Hazare in Haryana.

Kejriwal and some of his colleagues were victims of an ink attack in Varanasi in March 2014, where he had challenged the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha elections. An egg was also hurled at his car outside the famous Vishwanath temple on the same day.

There is a question that why people always prefer to attack only the Chief Minister of Delhi. It’s all because he wanted to get publicity and all the previous attacks were also framed by Kejriwal.

Reference:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/delhi/man-throws-shoe-at-delhi-cm-kejriwal-during-odd-even-announcement/story-CfpLGcNjVaqzTrdA6UIeYJ.html

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/woman-hurls-ink-at-arvind-kejriwal/article8116700.ece

 

“We will win all 117 seats”, says Sanjay Singh

“Politicians have a tendency to make tall claims with an aim to project themselves as the best. Ahead of elections, all political parties make claim of winning the poll battle but AAP’s projections seems to go beyond sky. Aam Aadmi Party’s Sanjay Singh is shouting aloud of winning all the assembly seats in Punjab. Perhaps they have got a magical wand!”

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 Elections in Punjab are scheduled for early next year and dates are yet to be announced. But state convener of Aam Aadmi Party has already announced the results. He has not only echoed the voice of party supremo Arvind Kejriwal of winning the elections but has gone ahead by claiming to grab entire 117 seats in Punjab.

No strong leadership but all CM faces

AAP is suffering from severe leadership crisis. Apart from Arvind Kejriwal, there is no credible leader in the party. In the absence of strong leadership in party, all the major leaders are trying to overpower each other in a tussle to be on the top. Leave aside fighting elections, AAP leaders are fighting a fierce battle amongst themselves to reach at the top.

Although few leaders have already hinted of Arvind Kejriwal taking the leadership position in state but at the moment all the prominent leaders of AAP are nurturing the aspiration of becoming the chief minister of state.

Conflicting views

Conflicting views are witnessed on crucial matters affecting the state. It is noteworthy that on the recent development of SYL, (Satluj Yamuna Link Canal) the state leaders of AAP took a conflicting stand from that of central leadership. While Arvind Kejriwal took a Haryana centric approach and even filed an affidavit in Supreme Court endorsing Haryana government’s stand, state leaders on other hand spoke in favour of Punjab.

AAP poses a bigger threat than Congress

“People of Punjab are well aware of Congress’ dubious contentions against the state and Sikh community in particular. But in a hurry to make huge electoral gain, the rookie party AAP seems to be posing a bigger threat to the state.”

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Punjab has always been a peaceful & progressive state and hardworking people of state have always toiled hard working towards progress of state. But, from the beginning of 80s, unrest was slowly creeping in the state shattering the social fabric. Congress had always milked the situation for its bigger political gains.

In current context, when peace & sovereignty has restored in state and Punjab is all set to usher a big leap into a progressive world, Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party is posing even threat by trying to disrupt peace for electoral gains.

AAP’s Khalistani nexus

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AAP can stoop low to any extent for its own vested interests. It doesn’t even shy away from siding with anti national elements for its electoral gains. Sikh extremist group had been vanished from state towards the end of 80s but now slowly some of the splinter groups are reviving. AAP is now siding with many Sikh hardliners and it is no news that many Sikh radicals are either joining AAP or are endorsing the party ideology.

Sikh preacher and hardliner Baljit Singh Daduwal had extended his full support to AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal and wished to honor him publicly. Later SAD (A) chief Simranjit Singh Mann who is known for his pro Khalistani ideology, made it clear to contents assembly polls in Punjab jointly with AAP.

AAP may attempt to disrupt peace in state for its own political interests but peace-loving Punjabis will not let any outsider to disrupt peace & harmony of the state.

Enjoying Office of Profit, AAP MLAs failed to respond to EC notice

“Arvind Kejriwal may have tried to appease his MLAs by rewarding them with lucrative positions. But the Delhi government is facing the wrath of court of law for the unconstitutional appointment of 21 MLAs to the office of profit. After Delhi High Court, Election commission (EC) has questioned their appointment and all MLAs failed to respond to EC.”

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 After becoming CM of the Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal appointed 21 of its MLAs as parliamentary secretary with an aim to reward them by offering lucrative position. In a small state like Delhi there couldn’t have been more seven ministers. So Kejriwal accommodate as many legislatures as possible by attaching three MLAs with each minister.

It must be noted that the parliamentary secretaries enjoy the status of cabinet as get the same perks that is official vehicle, residence, office etc. The appointment 21 parliamentary secretaries to the office of profit are unconstitutional and Delhi government faces the wrath of court of low.

Delhi High Court Notice

Delhi High Court has already summoned AAP government for violation and 21 parliamentary secretaries fear the risk of getting disqualified. It is noteworthy that as pet government Delhi government can only have one parliamentary secretary attached with Chief Minister office.

Fails to respond to EC notice

The Election Commission (EC) had earlier issued notices to 21 Aam Aadmi Party MLAs and sought their reply on why they shouldn’t be disqualified from office of interest. Unable to present their case with suitable reasoning, they failed to respond to election commission’s notice on due time and now they are pleading for grating more time.