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On 4th October, a special session of the Delhi Assembly had been convened to discuss and deliberate on a Bill to regularise 15,000 Guest Teachers currently teaching in Delhi government schools. Although the Bill was passed by the Assembly, the 3 BJP MLAs present in the Assembly were taking potshots at the Aam Aadmi Party government declaring that the Lieutenant Governor would never pass the Bill. The brazen mockery of the mandate of the people of Delhi by MLAs of the BJP provoked Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to deliver a memorable speech on the floor of the Assembly.

The speech will go down in history as one of the rare occasions when a politician passionately took on the powers that be (in this case, the bureaucracy and the Central government) on an issue of public interest. We live in an age when politicians stage and rehearse every single line of their public addresses, down to that lone teardrop when they want to display emotion. This speech comes as a breath of fresh air. Here is a politician who speaks his mind with only one interest at heart: serving the people who have elected him.

Watch the full speech of CM Arvind Kejriwal from the floor of the Delhi Assembly on 4th October 2017:

During the course of CM Kejriwal’s 25-minute speech, the leader did not mince words. He took on the BJP for its doublespeak on the issue of regularisation of contractual employees. On the one hand, the BJP has voiced its support for the move, but on the other hand, the BJP stealthily ensures that the L-G of Delhi blocks any attempt to do so.

CM Kejriwal expressed his deep frustration with the bureaucracy of the state, which has been anything but cooperative as the AAP government has initiated reforms in education, health and other sectors. He said that the people of Delhi had chosen him to govern the city, and not the bureaucrats. The L-G’s office controls transfer-posting of officers and therefore exercises full control on the bureaucracy. Often, this paralyses the working of the elected government.

Officials have also refused to show certain files to elected Ministers, claiming that the L-G has directed them to do so. The Chief Minister, addressing the L-G, declared that he was the elected Chief Minister of Delhi and not a terrorist.

 

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Akshay Marathe

15 Comments

    • Karamjit singh

      From last 14 days I’m not getting single drop of water, would request plz solve our issue

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    • Taranjeet singh

      I believe that if you want to help someone then provide he/she with a tool called education. If a government needs to make 15000 teachers permanent, to elevate Delhi government schools literacy rate then do it. CM is allowed to as many till quality education available to poorest people out there. I allowed my CM to do so.

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    • Ferdaus Mazumder

      Thanks to AK for your kind work in Delhi. I think AAP should come in Assam so we give our vote to AAP not NOTA. THANKS

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    • Abdul Qabeer Azgar

      Great work by AAP

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    • John Ferns

      YOU CAN’T CHANGE POLITICS WATCHING FROM A BALCONY: POPE FRANCIS
      AK Was Right In Forming AAP. I Was With AK From The Day One.
      GOD BLESS AK, THE HONEST PERSON.

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    • Vivek

      AK you are doing great work. God bless you. Please make your government in MP also. We will give vote to AAP.

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    • Nazir Khan

      Nice speeches

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    • RK

      Excellent. MODI hi should have used your efforts. Bad luck he could not

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    • Shailendra Dhakad

      I am very disappointed by this government. I can see how the speaker is interrupting opposition on every word while not stopping CM even when he is shouting out of his tone.
      Every word CM saying in assembly is completely political, completely ignoring what point opposition is making and ranting what he has in mind. Almost harassing opposition in the assembly. Cursing BJP, Law Secretary etc. in the assembly. There was not a discussion, it is nowhere different than speech in a rally.
      I supported him so much just in the hope that a new type of efficiency I will see in government, but I am highly disappointed

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    • Narinder Kaur

      Good work is always appreciated by all.

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    • Saurabh Sinha

      The speech was a befitting reply for those who deliberately delay things for vested interests and oblique motives. Every word uttered reflected sincerity, truth and commitment towards public service.

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    • Mansoor

      We are with you, god will surely reward for all good deeds. Hence do not be discouraged with opposition attitude

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    • Thomas varghese

      We all need Educated leader like you in Kerala. Proud to be a member of AAP

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    • BHANWAR SINGH RAJPUROHIT

      Very well AK Sir

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    • Arindam

      Please Come to Mumbai. Mumbai Badly needs AAP. I belong to Ambarnath Constituency in Thane District. Please start fighting election from this constituency. I will help in campaigning.

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