Kejriwal let down Delhi, women worst sufferers: Delhi BJP

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Delhi BJP Incharge Shyam Jaju on Thursday said women in the city have been the worst sufferers under the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government, as they got carried away by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s false image of “saviour”.

The Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader’s remarks came amid protests by its women wing outside the AAP leader’s residence here.

Hundreds of Delhi BJP women wing activists gathered outside Kejriwal’s residence and raised slogans against him.

Addressing the agitating party workers, Jaju said: “Kejriwal government has let down Delhi on all its electoral promises. Worst sufferers are the women of Delhi, who were misled by Kejriwal’s false saviour image created after the agitation he led over Nirbhaya’s case.”

Jaju also alleged that Kejriwal promised women security, vocational training and women empowerment, “but despite two years in power, the Chief Minister has done nothing on women security or empowerment”.

Attacking the AAP leader, Jaju said: “The promise of providing marshals in buses, women cabs, night travel protection, CCTV (Close circuit television) camera network to give women a sense of security continue to be distant dreams.”

As for women empowerment, “Kejriwal has denied participation of women in his government”, he pointed out.

Following the protest, police had to use water canons to disperse the protesting BJP activists.

The women wing supporters also raised the issue of Delhi government’s non performance in areas like women safety and creation of jobs for women.

The Delhi BJP Incharge also joined the demonstration and addressed the workers.

Delhi Women Wing President Punam Parashar Jha said: “Kejriwal came to power promising more jobs, education and a better and safer Delhi.

“But today, Delhi is living amid fear and corruption in the government and the employment opportunities for women is still a far cry,” Jha said.