Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal today announced that residential property tax would be abolished and arrears waived if his party won next month's elections to the capital's three civic bodies, repeating a promise he had made recently in Punjab.
Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken said the AAP has not yet fulfilled its promises of "free WiFi, and marshals in DTC buses".
Ved Prakash Satish joined the BJP on Monday in the presence of Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari at the party's Delhi unit office.
After the embarrassing poll debacle in Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) has made a decision to contest the upcoming Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections, which are slated for April 23. However, the AAP government has said that most of the collections are prone to corruption which it will remove once it comes to power in MCD.
"Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is not concerned about what is happening at the ground level". In the conference, he declared that he will be joining BJP.
Other parties - Congress and BJP - have also questioned Kejriwal's proposal saying the leader has a habit of making tall promises and not delivering upon them.
Presenting the two written communications to Urban Development Department while giving loan to East and North MCD, Tiwari said that in one letter dated February 4, 2016, the Kejriwal government had directed MCDs not to provide any concession or rebate in taxes, fee or charges levied by them. "Corruption has not been brought down in Delhi".
"There was enough money allocated for the welfare of dalits but the government failed to spend it on the issue", he said, adding that not much was done in his Bawana constituency.
The poll panel had heard the case on December 16 last before it got busy with assembly elections in five states. "The public will soon give its verdict in the upcoming polls", he added. The party has chose to field Harjeet Singh in Rajouri Garden by-polls for the Delhi assembly.