Chandigarh: Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit today said the people of Delhi were "paying a heavy price" because of the "confrontationist" attitude of Arvind Kejriwal.
"People of Delhi are regretting as why did they make him the CM as he always says something and does something else", the senior Congress leader remarked. Lashing out at Kejriwal's "confrontationist attitude", she said, people of Delhi were "regretting" what they had done one year ago. She alleged Kejriwal always play the blame game by either trying to blame the Lieutenant Governor or the Police Commissioner or the Central government.
"Even I worked within such limitations and I never complained while making Delhi a world class city", she said. She alleged that development had come to a "standstill" and the Delhi Chief Minister was simply trying to wriggle out of the situation by trying to blame others when he should own the responsibility.
"This government has not laid down a single new brick and has only been trying to take credit for what we did during the last 15 years", she said. She cautioned the people of Punjab not to get "deceived" by his promises which he never "fulfils".
"There is a huge gap between what he says and what he does", she said, while remarking, "he preaches something and practises something else".
She was accompanied by senior party leaders including former Punjab Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, CLP leader Charanjit Singh Channi and MLA Balbir Sidhu. The former Delhi Chief Minister pointed out, that the Safai Karamcharis in Delhi are on strike for last six months as the AAP government is "not able to pay" their salaries, but the same (AAP) government has allocated Rs 520 crore for its publicity.
She said, compared to AAP government the Congress government on an average spent around Rs 25 crore per year on publicity. Dixit said there was unemployment everywhere and those working were not getting their wages like the safai karamcharis (cleaning workers), but Kejriwal raised his and his MLAs' salary by 400 per cent which was unprecedented and unheard in history.