“Utterly disappointed with the functioning of Delhi government, a group of activists decided to form a ‘shadow Cabinet’, which would hold the Delhi ministers accountable and keep a tab on the real issues of the people.”
In the run-up to assembly polls in Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) promised moon and delivered nothing. Kejriwal is known for making false claims and tall promises and later retracting from his own stand. That is what happened in Delhi and disillusioned voters of Delhi are repenting their decision of supporting Kejriwal in the journey of becoming the CM of Delhi.
Activists; friends turned foe
Group of activists led by Chhaya Mandti Mandal (CMM), a NGO who had campaigned for AAP before the elections are now disappointed with the way things have turned out in past one year of AAP government’s rule. They have now decided to take it upon themselves to set things right.
In this direction, they will form a ‘shadow cabinet’ where in designated team will keep a close tab on the functioning of council of Ministers in Delhi government including the Deputy Cm and Chief Minsiter Arvind Kejriwal.
Job of a ‘Shadow Minister’
A shadow minister will keep a tab on the work, performance and efficiency of the ministry he/she will be assigned. He/she will further oversee, if the public funds are being spent pin a judicious manner and would simultaneously update the public on the same.
The shadow cabinet members will not only hold the ministers accountable but also keep tab on real issues being faced the people.
Transparency, honesty and accountability were the basic tenets, which were promulgated by AAP before government formation but drifting away from the core principles on which the party stood, they are now functioning in completely autocratic way. Rightly felt by this group of activists, perhaps this is the only way to set things right and make government accountable