Even though the Delhi government does not have many powers which are enjoyed by other state governments and is dependent on the Centre to implement several schemes, yet the Kejriwal government has been claiming that it will be able to tackle problems faced by the national capital easily.
In a literal indication of its poll symbol - the broom - the party swept almost the entire Delhi winning a mind boggling 67 seats in the 70-member assembly which is a strike rate of 95% and reduced the Bharatiya Janata Party to single digits and Congress to a big zero.
In the manifesto priority has been given to sewage treatment and industrial effluent treatment to prevent polluted water from flowing in Yamuna. Special reservations have been made for all senior citizens and youth of the nation.
The Delhi elections in December 2013 threw up a fractured mandate, with the BJP emerging as the single largest party, winning 31 seats and enjoying support of a lone Akali Dal legislator in a House of 70 members. But the BJP refused to form the government.
Defying Lt Governor's advice, the AAP Government today tabled the Jan Lokpal Bill in Delhi Assembly amidst stiff protests from BJP and Congress members triggering uproar and forcing adjournment of the House.
Bringing to an end a 49-day roller coaster ride in power, during which he received bouquets and brickbats in equal measure, the Chief Minister and his cabinet met for one last time when it decided to resign and make the recommendation to Lt Governor Najeeb Jung whose advice against the anti-graft Bill he had defied in the assembly.
The Opposition has threatened not to let the House run if the Delhi government tries to push the Bill through. AAP has gone back to its favourite method of referendum to gather support for the Bill and is holding Jan Sabhas across Delhi on Jan Lokpal and Swaraj Bill.
Kejriwal has said that he has a list of Bills passed by the previous Congress government in Delhi that hadn't taken the prior consent of the Centre. Questions are being raised as to whether Kejriwal is deliberately pushing the Congress to withdraw support from his 2-month old government.
Kejriwal is quickly moving from the asset side of AAP's ledger to liability. The main reason is his irresponsible nature: even if we discount his self-proclaimed title of anarchist, it is clear that he is quitter rather than a doer.
The Aam Aadmi Party government is looking to table the Bill this week. This even as the Home Ministry has sought legal opinion on Kejriwal's letter in which he asked the Ministry to withdraw the central notification that makes the Lieutenant Governor's sanction mandatory to introduce Bills in the Delhi Assembly.
The Congress termed Kejriwal's threat to resign a "shrewd" tactic to run away from responsibility and said it will support the proposed legislation provided laid down procedures are followed.
The Delhi CM said the Jan Lokpal Bill is almost ready and will be passed at a special session in Ramlila Maidan in February.
The committee is being headed by the Chief Secretary, while other members are secretaries of Urban Development, Law and Finance departments, besides senior advocate Rahul Mehra.
While 45-year-old Kejriwal's ancestors hailed from Kheda village of Bhiwani, the family is now based in Siwani village in the same district, over 300 kms from Chandigarh.
AAP manifesto 'Sankalp Patra' also promises introduction of 'Swaraj' (self rule) to decentralise power in the national capital. To woo Sikh community, the party also says to provide justice to 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims.
Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare today said the country's politicians have looted the nation more than the Britishers did in over a century before Independence. "In 150 years, the Britishers did not plunder the country as much as the leaders of this nation have looted.
Apparently paving the way for the formation of a political party, Team Anna today disbanded itself and decided not to have any more talks with the government on Lokpal issue.
India may come to a standstill on Thursday with the BJP-led NDA and the Left giving a call for a nation-wide bandh to demand a rollback of the steepest-ever petrol price hike.
Even as corruption and inflation have made life difficult for common man, the government's decision to hike petrol prices has only added fuel to fire, anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare said.
Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare on Sunday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and accused him and the government of not paying heed to the people's demands on the Lokpal Bill and betraying the country - the people and Parliament alike.
Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare was discharged from hospital on Sunday morning. Anna was hospitalised exactly a week ago and diagnosed with acute bronchitis and viral fever. This had forced Anna to cancel his plans of touring the 5-poll bound states
Uncertainty prevails over Anna Hazare's plans to tour the five poll-bound states because of his ill-health. Hazare was hospitalised on Saturday night in Pune as he is suffering from severe bronchitis, chest infection and a viral fever.
Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare left for Mumbai on Tuesday to undertake his 3-day fast. He said he is fit to fast on December 27, 28 and 29. "I was not well for two days, but now I am fine and all fit to fast," Anna said before leaving Ralegaon Siddhi for Mumbai.
Work is on at a hectic pace at Mumbai's MMRDA grounds, where Anna Hazare will lead a three-day fast for the Lokpal Bill starting on Tuesday.
Team Anna member Kiran Bedi has dismissed the controversy over Anna Hazare's picture with RSS ideologue Nanaji Dehsmukh.