Delhi CM takes credit for help not ‘extended’
It was 10:30 am, when Mohammad Sayeed, who works at a shoe factory in Mustafabad, received a call from his wife saying that a letter from Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was delivered at their doorstep. Curious, the 36-year-old took a half day and rushed home only to be left aghast as the CM had congratulated him for his daughter’s admission in a private school, under the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category, that never happened.
“Heartiest congratulations to your ward’s admission in a good private school. It’s difficult to enroll in a good school nowadays. There was a time when people had to pay middlemen thousands of rupees to get admissions. Our government has changed that tradition,” the letter signed by Kejriwal reads.
It further said the admission happened due to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government’s constant efforts to curb corruption. “We have saved a lot of money to serve you by putting an end to corruption in government works,” it said.
A confused Sayeed called on the number mentioned in the letter to make sure it was not a prank. “I was told the letter was issued from the Delhi Secretariat under the government’s direct outreach programme to the beneficiaries of welfare …read more