AAP Voices Disappointment Over Lack of Invitation
In a recent development, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has expressed disappointment over the absence of an invitation to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for the inauguration of a new metro line. Despite both the Central and Delhi governments contributing equally to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), the decision not to include the Chief Minister is seen as a narrow-minded approach, according to senior AAP leader Atishi.
Equal Contributions, Unequal Treatment
Atishi, a prominent figure within AAP and a Cabinet Minister, emphasized the joint effort of the Central and Delhi governments in funding the DMRC, with each contributing 50%. This substantial investment has contributed to the development of a robust metro infrastructure in Delhi. The lack of an invitation to the Chief Minister for the inauguration of this metro line has raised eyebrows and sparked criticism.
Prime Minister’s Role in the Inauguration
The AAP leader also highlighted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s prominent role in the event. She acknowledged that the Prime Minister represents not only the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) but the entire nation in his capacity as the Prime Minister. Therefore, his presence alone for the inauguration of a modest two-kilometer metro line is viewed as falling short of upholding the dignity of the Prime Minister’s office.
A Call for Non-Partisanship
Atishi called on Prime Minister Modi to rise above party lines and consider his role as the guardian of state governments. She stressed the importance of involving the Delhi government in decisions related to institutions like DMRC, where both the central and Delhi governments have made significant financial contributions.
The Capital’s Development and Collaboration
Delhi, as the capital of the country, plays a crucial role in the nation’s development. Atishi urged for a closer collaboration between the central and Delhi governments to work together effectively. She emphasized that involving the Delhi government in decision-making is essential, particularly when the Prime Minister attends events like the inauguration of a two-kilometer metro line.
In conclusion, the absence of an invitation to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for the inauguration of the new metro line has stirred controversy and disappointment. AAP’s criticism centers on the belief that such events should transcend political boundaries and focus on the collective development of the capital city.