The Aam Aadmi Party led by Mr. Arvind Kejriwal came to power in 2015 with the slogan “Paanch Saal Kejriwal”. AAP won 67 out of 70 assembly seats and completed 3 years as Delhi government on 14th February 2018. It has had an eventful journey over the past six months. AAP had produced its ‘holy’ manifesto for the 2015 elections comprising of attractive promises to impress the common man. Under the Aap Party Performance Analysis, we may come across the following findings.
Fieldwise Aap Party Performance Analysis
1: Healthcare Facilities provided by Aap
Aam Aadmi Party promised establishment of Mohalla clinics to provide and expand free healthcare. There are a total of 160 clinics providing free healthcare in Delhi, of which 105 are Aam Aadmi Mohalla Clinic. The total target is 1000 Mohalla clinics. However, there have been various reports of the clinics being run by unqualified doctors and not being maintained.
2: Kejriwal’s Super-Subsidy
The AAP also promised power subsidy and 50% subsidy on electricity bills continue. There has been no major hike in power tariffs. Recently, the Delhi Government announced a revised subsidy which is set to benefit 41 lakh Delhiites.
3: Aam Aadmi Party Educational Initiatives
AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal hoped to revolutionize the education system of Delhi. The education budget was substantially increased, several new government schools came up, and around 8000 new classrooms. The quality of teaching is being checked up too through raids. However, a large chunk of the budget remains unspent. The dropout rate has increased and the Class Xth result has been negatively affected. Programs like ‘Each One-Teach One’ and Mega PTMs may bring an impact in the quality of education. So the delhi government is trying to bring some effect in the field of education.
4: Delhi Government ‘s Yamuna Revival Plan
The Yamuna revival plan hasn’t taken off yet due to an internal feud between Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Water Minister Kapil Mishra. The National Green Tribunal fined the Delhi Government for inaction on the Yamuna Revival Plan.
5: Amma Canteens to the Aam Aadmi Canteens
Inspired by the Amma Canteens of Tamil Nadu, AAP wanted to launch 100 Aam Aadmi Canteens providing food at low cost. One canteen was opened at LNJP Hospital but was shut down. The plan has now been junked.
6: The Jan Lokpal Bill: A golden wing for Delhi government
The Delhi Assembly successfully passed Jan Lokpal Bill, which was tabled on 30th November 2015 by Arvind Kejriwal. It was being claimed by AAP leaders that the bill is pending with the Central Government, but an RTI query revealed that the bill is pending with the Delhi Government.
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7: Arvind Kejriwal ‘s Efforts for Free-WiFi
AAP’s ambitious project to provide free Wi-Fi all over Delhi has still not launched due to internal dispute with the Public Works Department (PWD). The Delhi Government has set the target for completion as for March 2019.
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8: Aap Party Performance Analysis on Sanitation
AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal promised to build 2 lakh public toilets but has only been able to build 21,000 till date. AAP has lived up to its promise of providing free 20 kilolitre water as the scheme continues.
9: Pension and Wages
The Minimum wages for unskilled laborers was increased from Rs. 9724 to Rs. 13,350 per month, for semi-skilled laborers, from Rs. 10,764 to Rs. 14,698 and for skilled laborers, from Rs. 11,830 to Rs. 16,182. Even Disability pension, old-age pension, widow pension has increased by Rs. 1000 each. AAP also implemented a scheme of awarding Rs. 1 crore compensation to families of martyrs.
10: AAP’s Action on Illegal Colonies
The Aam Aadmi Party has also kept up with the promise of developing and regularising illegal colonies. Recently, the Delhi Government Cabinet gave nod to develop drains in 179 such colonies. The Cabinet also approved doorstep delivery of Birth certificate, Death certificate, income certificate, caste certificate, driver’s license etc.
11: AAP’s Transportation Facilities
Arvind Kejriwal promised to add 10,000 buses to the fleet of Delhi Transport Corporation, but it has failed to do so. In fact, the plan of getting 1000 electric buses is also not working out. Some claim that Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) is on the verge of a breakdown.
12: Degree Colleges
AAP promised the establishment of 20 new degree colleges in Delhi. But the plan wasn’t well-thought since colleges can only be opened in association with Delhi University. So, the plan has been put to junk by the delhi government.
13: Delhi’s Security Measures undertaken by Arvind Kejriwal
One of the most important, attractive, yet unpragmatic promises made by AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal was to install 15 lakh CCTV cameras all over Delhi. Till now, only 1.4 lakh, out of 15 lakh cameras have been installed.
14: Roads and Flyovers
Arvind Kejriwal also announced a Rs.5,000 crore plan to decongest 10 roads, yet only 3 plans have been implemented, with one flyover developing cracks just days after inauguration. Moreover, the plan of beautifying the roads of Delhi hasn’t launched by Public Works Department.
15: Pollution Problems in Delhi
With the smog in Delhi on the onset of winter, AAP hasn’t succeeded in lowering Delhi Pollution. With immature ideas like cloud seeding or rain from the helicopter, Delhi is in need of strict action on part of Delhi Government, since the Government confessed on not implementing the plan approved by a panel for lowering pollution levels in Delhi. However, Aam Aadmi Party’s Odd-Even rule only had a small impact since it caused inconvenience to the residents of Delhi.
16: Women Safety
On the issue of women safety, the Delhi Commission for Women has been working well, since it recently rescued girls from trafficking and held a surprise raid at one of the many shelter homes of Delhi Government.
Final Take on the Performance of Aam Aadmi Party
The above analysis is provided on the basis of the available stats. However, we may conclude that AAP has managed to bring about a revolution in healthcare model and education system, but it needs to look into other aspects and solve internal disputes within the Delhi Government, as well as those happening with the Aam Aadmi Party members.
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