With the AAP government in Delhi observing its first anniversary, there is no let-up in the war of words between the Delhi CM and the BJP. Leaders of the ruling party at the Centre accuse him of being a publicity-seeker in targeting the PM, but Arvind Kejriwal says he is convinced the PMO is behind the obstacles his government has been facing. In an interview with Mihir Srivastava and Bhasha Singh, he says the PM and he have not spoken since August 2015. Excerpts:
How would you rate your government’s performance?
10 out of 10. Actually ask Modi this question (Laughs). But on a more serious note…compared to other state governments, extraordinary work has been done. But if we had the support of the central government, or even if they didn’t support, at least obstruction na hota, then much more could have been achieved. Lot of energy goes into this constant tussle.
Has this been the biggest factor slowing you down ?