A series of revelations has exposed that 250 acres of government land in Gujarat was allotted for a pittance to the business associates of Anar Patel, daughter of Anandiben Patel, without following any procedure, valuation or price determination. What's more, while the business group got the land for ₹15 per square metre, a trust that wanted to set up a gaushala there was quoted the price of ₹671 per square metre by the District Land Valuation Committee.
While the people of Delhi patiently wait for the government to fulfill its promises, they are being subjected to an all-out war between two factions of the party. This very public and ugly spat becomes all the more troubling because it reveals the chinks in AAP's claims of being a party that is democratic, transparent and tolerant of all views.
This year the budget will be more keenly followed, as it will be the BJP's 'walk the talk' budget. Country has heard a lot of talk and is now eagerly awaiting for them to fulfil those commitments. In an interim budget presented by this government there was all round disappointment from most quarters.