New Delhi, Jan 12: After it was found that the air quality in Delhi had improved considerably on Saturday, Jan 9, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in an article for TOI said that odd even scheme proves that people power can achieve anything.
Kejriwal said: "The immense success of the odd-even scheme has conclusively proved two things. First, that the people of this country are great. Believe in them, and they will achieve wonders and second, that the AAP government is capable of governing quite well."
Kejriwal goes on to say that there was a lot of pressure while implementing the scheme. "The scheme was not designed by a few people sitting in a room and then thrust on the people. In fact, its details evolved as we moved along.
Several public debates took place. Suggestions came from all sections of society. All good suggestions were incorporated. The biggest challenge was to decide whom to exempt," he says.
Kejriwal says that he was overwhelmed by the success stories of the scheme. However he adds that after Jan 15, the scheme would be put on hold for a while to take stock and analyse the experience of 15 days and would be implemented later.
Kejriwal also praises AAP in the article and says: "The odd-even scheme proved that AAP can govern. AAP's critics had always condemned AAP saying that it was a dharna party without any governance capability.
The odd-even scheme was a fairly big scheme, which was conceived and designed in a very short period of just one month."