70 percent Delhiites say corruption not reduced: Online survey (Reissuing report with correction on affiliation)

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New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Seventy percent of the people surveyed by a “citizen engagement platform” believe that corruption has not reduced in Delhi under the Arvind Kejriwal government, but nearly 50 percent said they would vote for the AAP again.

As per the the online survey conducted by LocalCircles, 48 percent hold the odd-even plan was a successfully executed experiment, said a survey report on first year of the Aam Aadmi Party government released on Saturday.

It also said that 48 percent say that they will vote for the AAP if elections were held again now. The survey, according to the platform, was conducted by inviting responses from verified residents.

“Seventy percent believe corruption has not reduced in Delhi in the last one year,” said the survey conducted by the platform which also citizens at local, city and national level.

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When asked, LocalCircles chief strategy officer K. Yatish Rajawat told IANS that his organisation was not associated with any political party. “Politcal parties may come on the platform to start their own circles, like you would do on, say Facebook,” Rajawat said. He said around 14,000 persons took part in the online survey.

“We are not associated with any political party. We are an independent platform and this survey was done in the Delhi circle called Make Delhi Better with Kejriwal which is not associated with AAP. But made by citizens of Delhi,” Rajawat said in an email communication.

In its press statement, the organisation said that the survey showed 32 percent citizens find that the current legislators are more engaged with people than former lawmakers, but only 16 percent believe that the current government has kept pace with the infrastructure development work done by the previous government and also believed that starting of a new business and registration of licences in city has gotten easier.

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“Only 17 percent citizens believe that the life of financially poor has gotten better,” says the survey.

It said 39 percent of the survey respondents believe that the AAP government has been able to improve water supply, and 37 percent say it has been able to reduce power bills.

–Indo-Asian news Service


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