Arvind Kejriwal completes 1 year in office: BJP observes 'Black Day'
New Delhi: Terming the completion of one year of the Delhi government as "Black Day", state BJP today staged a protest against the AAP dispensation saying Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has failed to deliver on his poll promises.
The protest was held about 50 meters away from the NDMC Convention Centre, the venue where the Kejriwal government was celebrating its one year in office.
Holding placards -- "Har Roz Naya Bawal, Ek Saal Kejriwal" -- the party activists also shouted slogans against the AAP government. BJP leaders including Satish Upadhayay, R P Singh, Tarun Chugh, Udit Raj and Maheish Girri, also released black balloons as a mark of protest.
Addressing the gathering, Chugh, said the AAP government has not fulfilled even a single poll promises it made to the people of Delhi. Listing the failures of Kejriwal government, he said the party had assured it would install CCTV cameras across the city but nothing has happened.
Even the promise made to women about deployment of marshals has not been fulfilled, he added.
Referring to the raging JNU row, he said this is not a political issue but related to the nation, and Kejriwal should shun playing politics on it. "You (Kejriwal) should be ashamed for terming the death sentence given to Afzal Guru as 'killing'. Not only that, you are calling JNUSU President and his supporters, who shouted slogans against India on JNU premises, 'innocent'," he said.
Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta alleged people were being deprived of development. Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhayay criticised the AAP government of "wasting public money" on advertisements extolling its won achievements.