AAP government kicks off ‘participatory budget’ exercise

Written by | April 19, 2015 | 0

New Delhi: The AAP government kicked off its first “participatory budget” exercise amidst much fanfare and enthusiasm at a function attended by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in his deputy Manish Sisodia’s Patparganj constituency.

As the ruling party sought to take the government closer to the people, the event also witnessed an odd officer being threatened with action over grievances aired by the locals.

Top Delhi government officials, including Chief Secretary KK Sharma, DM (East) Kunal and the AAP MLAs of the 11 constituencies that are being covered at the launch of the exercise were present at the meeting organised for the residents of West Vinod Nagar’s E-block.

Other senior AAP leaders, too, attended the meet, which was described by Kejriwal as the “Parliament of the public”.

“Villages have shown us the direction in this regard. They say, ‘Dilli, Mumbai may  hamari sarkar, humari mohalle may hum sarkar’ (In Delhi and Mumbai our government, but in our area we are the government),” Kejriwal told the gathering.

“If the experiment is successful, then the way democracy is practised in the country will change. Delhi will lead the country.

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