AAP Doesn't Know How to Get Work Done: Kiran Bedi - The New Indian Express

AAP Doesn't Know How to Get Work Done: Kiran Bedi

Published: 09th February 2014 11:22 AM

Last Updated: 09th February 2014 11:22 AM

Criticising the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi, former IPS officer and social activist Kiran Bedi on Saturday said the administration based on ‘threats of suspension’ will not result in effective governance.

“You cannot get work done by using threats of suspension or dismissal. They don’t know how to get work done from officials. You have to work together with people and not by threatening them,” Bedi said in reply to a question on why the AAP government was facing so many obstacles. She was addressing a gathering of college principals during the launch of ‘Votathon’ at Dayananda Sagar Institutions here.

Bedi said an institute dedicated to imparting political training to youth must come up. “There are thousands of engineering colleges, but not a single institution for political training. The youth need political grooming. Political training must start by sending youths back to their villages and making them work at grassroot level,” she said.

A forum of 135 principals of colleges under Bangalore University, Visvesvaraya Technological University and Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences has been formed as the Council of Principals. The principals are to ensure their students register as voters and they exercise their franchise. The initiative is a part of Art of Living’s ‘Volunteer for a Better India’ campaign.

Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar called upon teachers to provide the right guidance to the youth by channelising their anger and frustration towards creativity and positive development. “There are 12 crore youths above 18 years who are not in the voters list,” he said.

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