Kejriwal's Janata Durbar leaves some smiling, few frowning

Written by: IANS
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Ghaziabad, Feb 20: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's three-day public meeting concluded here Friday, with many of the visitors expressing satisfaction after a patient hearing but a few being irked at not getting an audience with him.

Most of the 1,000-odd people had come to apprise Kerjiwal about their problems. But there were some who felt peeved at the preference being given to some VIP visitors over the Aam Aadmi (common people).


A visitor, Ashish Gupta from Model Town who came just to greet the new chief minister of Delhi for his historic electoral victory, was disappointed after being made to wait for his turn for about an hour.

He complained of some visitors being allowed to meet Kejriwal on a priority basis. "This is the discrimination for which Arvind Kejriwal had been fighting against VIP culture."

An Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) worker said the problem lasted for a short while and that too with just two-three people but later there was no such problem experienced by any visitor.

"Earlier, there was no system to meet the chief minister but the overwhelming response to meet the popular CM creates some problems for the organisers," the worker added.

The visitors, from all sections of society, included some disabled people.

They were allowed to meet Kejriwal, bypassing the queue. They expressed satisfaction at having been heard patiently by the chief minister and hoped their problems would be solved.

On Friday, about 300 visitors met Kejriwal at his Kaushambi office, apprising him of their problems.

Some of them had complaints regarding water supply in certain areas. The chief minister assured them of relief at the earliest.

Some visitors from the trans-Yamuna areas complained of the poor condition of power lines that disrupted electricity supply to them. Kejriwal assured them of solving their problem and told them that work is on at the government level.

The Janata Durbar finally concluded with over 1,000 people meeting the chief minister with their problems over three days -- Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.


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