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Arvinder Singh Lovely trains guns on AAP, claims no development done in key sectors

Lovely has recently rejoined the Congress after leaving the BJP

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Congress’s Arvind Singh Lovely addressing a press conference on Friday
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Attacking the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), senior Congress leader Arvinder Singh Lovely said on Friday that the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government has failed to carry out any development work in the sectors of health, education, transport and social work. The remarks came as the ongoing tussle between the Chief Minister and Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash intensified.

"We have specific information that not even a single meeting has been called in connection with the Delhi budget between the finance ministry and the planning departments of the government for preparing the revised budget estimates," said Lovely, a former Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) chairperson, at a press conference organised at the party office.

"The month of February is going to an end but there is no whisper about the Delhi budget, nor any dialogue has taken place in this regard. The deadline for the present budget will expire on 28 February,"he added

Lovely who has recently rejoined the Congress after leaving the BJP, also alleged the AAP government has till date not made any expenditure for the capital works taken by Public Works Department (PWD) or for the weaker sections of the society, industries, and fisheries.

"Almost 66% funds for health, 41% for Education and 89% for the Social welfare capital development were lying unutilised till January this year," said Lovely. The former DPCC president also claimed that there was slow progress on schemes of development work under MLA fund.

"Only 31% projects were completed in 2016-17. The first quarter of 2017-18 saw no progress under MLA-LAD projects. After two and a half-years Kejriwal realized his mistake and transferred all the works to Urban Development. Again due to disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs, these projects, taken over last year, could not be completed in time," he said.

‘SLOW PROGRESS’

  • Arvinder Singh Lovely, a former Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee chairperson, made the remarks at a presser at the party office.
     
  • Lovely has recently rejoined the Congress after leaving the BJP.
     
  • He alleged slow progress on schemes under MLA fund.
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