When wished poured in for Arvind Kejriwal, who took over as Delhi Chief Minister for the third consecutive time, Congress leader Milind Deora pointed out the administration flaws in his government on Sunday (February 16).
Taking it to Twitter, the Maharashtra Congress leader said that Kejriwal-led government doubled its revenues to ₹60,000 crore and maintained a revenue surplus over the past 5 years.
Sharing a lesser known & welcome fact — the @ArvindKejriwal-led Delhi Government doubled its revenues to ₹60,000 crore & maintained a revenue surplus over the last 5 years.
Food for thought: Delhi is now one of India’s most fiscally prudent governments pic.twitter.com/bBFjbfYhoC
— Milind Deora मिलिंद देवरा (@milinddeora) February 16, 2020
However, leading to a war of words over the wrong facts, Delhi Congress leader Ajay Maken shunned down Deroa’s comments.
In reply to the accusation, Maken asked Deora to leave the party if he wanted too and not propagate “half-baked facts.” He also shared the lesser-known facts of both the Congress and the AAP.
Brother,you want to leave @INCIndia-Please do-Then propagate half baked facts!
However,let me share even lesser know facts-
1997-98-BE (Revenue) 4,073cr
2013-14-BE (Revenue) 37,459cr
During Congress Govt Grew at 14.87% CAGR
2015-16 BE 41,129
2019-20 BE 60,000
AAP Gov 9.90% CAGR
— अजय माकन (@ajaymaken) February 16, 2020
Maken, who has served as the Speaker of the Delhi Assembly in the past, said, “During the Congress, government grew at 14.87% CAGR, while AAP government at 9.90% CAGR.”
Pointing out that, if the Congress could have highlighted Sheila’s achievements, on Monday he said, the party would’ve been in power today.
Brother, I would never undermine Sheila Dikshit’s stellar performance as Delhi CM. That’s your specialty.
But it’s never too late to change!
— Milind Deora मिलिंद देवरा (@milinddeora) February 17, 2020
Delhi Congress leader Radhika Khera too hit out at Milind Deora and said his comments are “extremely disappointing”.
(With inputs from agencies)