It might be Valentine’s Day today but for AAP it’s also their third anniversary. AAP completes three years in as the Delhi state government. Some might see as a successful run, and others will see it as time running out and tasks mounting.
The party tweeted, that on the occasion of its third anniversary, they will celebrate by taking questions from the public. The interaction will take place at the Town Hall, New Delhi Municipal Corporation Convention Centre in central Delhi. Between 12 pm and 1 pm, the party will be taking questions over the phone addressing Arvind Kejriwal or any party member. One can call the number, 011-23348334 if they have queries. The party will also release a song to mark the date. The song written by the party leader Dilip Pandey will be sung by Vishal Dadlani. AAP won 67 out of 70 seats in a marvellous victory in 2015. Since then it has seen many ups and downs. While the slogan might be ‘everything is possible’ practical experience says differently.
On Tuesday on the eve of the anniversary, AAP had found itself in the midst of many conflicts. MP Sanjay Singh commented on the Rafale deal sparking debate. There was also an allegation of caste discrimination that BJP brought up with regard to Kejriwal’s actions. The matter was that the CM was compensating only minority families in an act of minority appeasement. But AAP retorted saying that of the families of deceased government officials that received compensation, 5 belonged to the Hindu community, of which 2 belonged to a minority.
Despite the mud-slinging, AAP has seen some moments of respite and praise. But, when it comes to matters of free power, water and the odd-even rule, AAP failed in implementation. Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said that the implementation will be seen over the next two years. AAP can celebrate all it wants but it’s still an uphill climb from here as time remains limited and promises remain unfulfilled. But, AAP will have to gear itself to deliver to continue its run in power.