Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today termed as "political nepotism" the AAP government's decision to name mohalla clinics as 'Aam Aadmi clinics' and said that the party would raise this issue before the Lieutenant Governor and Election Commission.
Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today termed as “political nepotism” the AAP government’s decision to name mohalla clinics as ‘Aam Aadmi clinics’ and said that the party would raise this issue before the Lieutenant Governor and Election Commission.
Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay said when the Arvind Kejriwal government had announced this scheme, they had said that these would be called mohalla clinics.
“This is political nepotism and it seems that the Kejriwal government has taken inspiration from erstwhile Mayawati government of Uttar Pradesh which had installed hundreds of statues of elephants, the party’s election symbol, all over the state,” he said.
Upadhyay also said, “Delhi BJP will raise a complaint in this context before the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi and the Election Commission soon.”
Delhi BJP General Secretary and Member of Parliament, Ramesh Bidhuri, said that Kejriwal has “violated political and electoral code” by naming these clinics as Aam Aadmi Clinic.
The clinic is a peripheral health care unit aimed at providing better medical facility to the weaker sections.
Kejriwal today inaugurated the first ‘Aam Aadmi Clinic’ at Peeragarhi Relief Camp in west Delhi and said his government would set up 1,000 such facilities within a year, as announced in its maiden budget, to make primary health care more accessible to people.