Lamenting the fact that many nations that got independence after India surpassed it, he reiterated that education and healthcare are key to becoming a rich country.
Kejriwal says India is still behind many countries, urges everyone to help the nation progress
A cursory look at the report would show that every PSU under Delhi government was incurring loss, which is in direct contrast to government’s claims that under them Delhi was financially vibrant.
As per the state government's estimation, the flood-like situation may affect 36,746 people in the capital city.
Stepping up its attack on Kejriwal, whose party is in power in Delhi and Punjab, the BJP also accused the Delhi Chief Minister of speaking lies about his freebies for political benefits.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched a full scale attack on the Centre alleging taxpayers’ money was being used by politicians to write off loans for their rich friends.
Sitharaman said that spending on these two has never been called or classified as freebies since Independence and to drag them now into the debate is to give a perverse twist.
"What has happened all of sudden that Centre is citing lack of funds even for paying pension to soldiers. There seems to be something wrong with its finances," he said.
Demand from the AAP national convenor came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Panipat that 'freebies' impede India's effort to become self-reliant and also burden taxpayers.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal unfurled the 500th high-mast ‘Tiranga’ of the national capital at a grand ceremony in Mayur Vihar on Tuesday.
Unfurling the 500th high-mast tricolour in the capital, Kejriwal rued that many countries that got independence after India have 'surpassed us'.
Delhi on August 7 reported 1,372 new Covid infections and six deaths as the case positivity rate rose to 17.85 per cent, the highest since January 21.
Kejriwal said, “Some people are trying to create an environment where they want to make citizens think that providing free education, healthcare, electricity and water is some crime.
Saxena, last week flagged the issue of CAG reports of Delhi government’s finances not being tabled in the Delhi Assembly from 2017 to 2021 until after his intervention on July 5.
Kejriwal alleged that an atmosphere is being created against free welfare services of the government such as education, healthcare and electricity supply by terming them freebies.
Senior AAP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh said he was unaware of the issue but added that Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had levelled allegations against the former L-G with proof.
"These people waived off the loans of Rs 10 lakh crore of their friends. Such people should be billed as traitors and investigation carried out against them," he added.
That the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government, known for its care a damn attitude towards legislative responsibilities, did not table the report is not surprising.
The Chief Minister also assured that Aam Aadmi Party will also provide unemployment allowance to the unemployed youth in the state if it is voted to power.
While interacting with industrialists, Kejriwal said, “If I am coming to meet the traders in Jamnagar, they are being intimidated. Am I a terrorist?