Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday challenged BJP president Amit Shah for a public debate at Ramlila Maidan on the performance of the Modi government versus the Delhi government.
Mr Kejriwal was responding to certain claims/allegations made by Mr Shah in a political public meeting earlier in the day.
”Amit Shah ji, our Delhi government has done 10 times more work than what Modi ji has done during last four years. I challenge you, come let us have a public debate at the Ramliia Maidan in front of the people of Delhi,” Mr Kejriwal tweeted.
On Mr Shah’s claim that the Modi government had allocated three times more money to Poorvanchal areas of the country in the 14th Finance Commission as compared to what the Congress-led government had allocated in the 13th Finance Commission, Mr Kejriwal said, ”Amit Shah ji, how much money did your government provide to Delhi in the 14th Finance Commission ? Merely Rs 325 crore ? People of Poorvanchal reside in Delhi also. Why did your government not provide money for their development ? Why this discrimination against Poorvanchalis living in Delhi ?”
Attacking BJP over the issue of policing and sanitation in Delhi, the Chief Minister said, ”People of Delhi had given merely two works – policing and sanitation, and your party has proved to be a disaster in both. Neither have you been able to keep Delhi clean nor have you been able to perform policing functions properly. We were given the responsibility of electricity, water, education and health by the people of Delhi and our performance in these sectors is being lauded the world over.”