It has been a year when Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) formed government in the national capital, by winning 67 out of 70 assembly seats.
It was a big win for Kejriwal, as this was the second time that AAP got a chance to come to power in Delhi, as his earlier tenure only lasted for 49 days (from Dec 2013 to Feb 2014).
In his second innings, Kejriwal proved that people of Delhi still have faith in him, by giving him a full mandate. Only 3 seats went into BJP's kitty and Congress was reduced to zero, by the newbie AAP.
On Feb 14, 2015, (a day that is celebrated as Valentines Day), Arvind Kejriwal again took oath as the chief minister of Delhi and made tall promises. So what happened in last 12 months of power in Delhi, let's take a look at some of the "hits and misses" of AAP government:
- Odd Even scheme: In an attempt to reduce traffic and to bring down pollution levels in Delhi, this initiative of odd-even vehicles, became one of the top highlight of the AAP government. Although, initially, people slammed government's move and were less takers for it, but, gradually, people accepted it and followed it and results were enough to prove its worth. Now, next odd-even session will begin from April 15 to April 30, after a break of a month, due to exams. The government also launched an email-id firstname.lastname@example.org, to get feedback and suggestions from people.
- Impose a ban on management quota in nursery admissions
- Warning to privates schools to refund excess fees
- Helpline for patients who were denied admission in hospitals
- 1,000 new air-conditioned low-floor DTC buses
- ‘Apprenticeship Training Scheme' for boosting employment of Delhi youth.
- Formation of a PWD task force to pick garbage
- Mandatory pollution check
- Draft policy on hiring contract labour.
- MCD strike over non-payment of salaries
- Defamation case filed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
- Ink attack on Arvind Kejriwal
- Rs 60 crore spent on advertisements