AAP Government Not Fighting for Personal Gain, But for People: Sisodia

Angry at what it has termed the \'dictatorial attitude\' of Centre, AAP said its fight was for the people and against corruption.

Published: 25th May 2015 11:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th May 2015 09:59 AM   |  A+A-


Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi MLA Manish Sisodia | File/PTI


NEW DELHI: At loggerheads with the Delhi Lt Governor and angry at what it has termed the "dictatorial attitude" of the Centre, the ruling AAP today said its fight was for the people and against corruption, which it claimed has "heavily come down" during its 100 days in power here.

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At its 'Janta ki Cabinet, Janta ke Beech' event to mark the completion of 100 days of AAP government in Delhi, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said their biggest achievement lay in curbing corruption in the city, which had also seen them end the "transfer posting industry" here.

"Yes, we are fighting, but we are also working. We are not fighting for personal gains, but for the people's rights, their benefit, and against corruption.

"If the public would not have given us more than 36 seats, then we would not have completed 100 days. We are here to tell the people of the city what we are doing to fulfil the duty given to us by them," said Sisodia.

Talking about AAP's stand against corruption, Sisodia took a jibe at corrupt officials, saying that they are "courageous" as those caught taking bribes would be sacked.

"Corruption has heavily come down in the city. So far, 51 such courageous officers were arrested for taking bribe. Earlier, honest officers were called courageous, but now corrupt officers are being courageous in taking bribes as the government is so strict against them," he said.

Sisodia also said that the AAP government had approached Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his support in the fight against corruption.

"We went to meet the prime minister before taking oath and told him that people have given him and us an historic chance through a full majority. Let's work together in fighting corruption," he said.

Referring to the "transfer posting industry" in Delhi, the deputy chief minister said, "I am in charge of service department, which is responsible for the posting of officers in Delhi government. Many people approached me for posting as SDM in the Saket and Mehrauli areas. I got nine such cases within a month.

"As I was not aware of it, I enquired with my team, who told me that at the SDM-level, one can make maximum money in the revenue department at these locations.

"I decided not to appoint corrupt officials but deployed new, honest officers. Sub-registrar used to pay Rs 40 lakh for a posting for a year. If a man is paying Rs 40 lakh for his posting, then he will only take bribe."


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