Central government claiming AAP government’s achievements as its own: Arvind Kejriwal


Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday accused the Narendra Modi government of claiming AAP government’s “achievements” as its own in an advertisement on the ‘Make in India’ campaign.

Kejriwal’s fresh salvo against Modi came following an ad released by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) of the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry that was splashed across newspapers on Friday.

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“Modi govt counts Del Govt’s achievements as its own,” Kejriwal tweeted. Several AAP leaders also took jibes at the BJP government over the ad. The ad on ‘Doing Business in India: Made Easier At Every Step’ listed a series of measures taken towards ensuring ease of business.

The steps listed under the section ‘Delhi’ included the facility of registration of VAT without the need for field verification by VAT inspectors through Delhi VAT Sewa App. “All sub-registrar offices have been digitised and records have been integrated with the land records department… Unified building Bye-laws has been notified,” were among the nine initiatives under the section on Delhi.

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AAP leader Ashish Khetan tweeted: “Modi ji can take all the credit, if that is what he wants. But please allow @ArvindKejriwal Govt to work.”

In May, the DIPP had issued a statement listing similar steps towards facilitating ease of doing business. Centre had said it is “working conjointly” with state governments in Delhi and Maharashtra to improve India’s rank to top 50 in ease of doing business.

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