Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (ANI)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (ANI)

Delhi government the most honest in India’s history: Arvind Kejriwal

  • Kejriwal says his government has got a clean chit from all the enforcement agencies
  • CAG report says Delhi government had maintained a revenue surplus over the last five years from 2013-14 to 2017-18

NEW DELHI : Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that the faith that the people put in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led Delhi government has been re-instated by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG). Calling the AAP government “the most honest in India’s history", Kejriwal said that the government has got a clean chit from all the enforcement agencies.

This comes a day after a CAG report on state finances tabled in the Delhi assembly on Monday said that Delhi government had maintained a revenue surplus over the last five years from 2013-14 to 2017-18. The audit report for the year ended March 2018 noted that tax revenue and non-tax revenue also registered an increase of 14.70% and 101.05%, respectively, over the previous year.

“Today is the last day of this Vidhan Sabha sitting. I am very happy to say that the faith that the people put in us has been re-instated by the CAG. In its report, the CAG has said that the Delhi government has been in profit for the past five years. This has happened for the first time. We have got a clean chit from the CAG. I am very happy that we are ending our five years with this," Kejriwal said while addressing in the house. The assembly had met for a two-day session which ends on Tuesday.

The term of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led Delhi government ends in February. The party came to power in 2015 after securing a brute majority in the assembly. They won 67 of the 70 seats in the assembly.

He said that no other government has been scrutinized as much as the AAP led Delhi government.

“We are ending these five years with a clean chit from CBI, ED, Income Tax and the judiciary. No other government has been scrutinized as much as ours. This has proved that it is the most honest government in India’s history. We ensured that even when we weren’t getting money from the centre, the people of Delhi should not be taxed. Opposition parties tried to conduct all sorts of investigations and raids but they could not find anything," Kejriwal said.

He said during these five years the government has worked to provide better infrastructure to residents including free electricity, water, travel for women in buses, quality education and healthcare.

During this session, the assembly also passed two bills to setup two universities for skills and sports.

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