Corruption in the national capital has not been completely eliminated, but has reduced by about 70 to 80 per cent since the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government came to power, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday.
"Corruption is least in Delhi. I am not saying it is (reduced by) 100 per cent. But we have reduced corruption by 70 per cent to 80 per cent," he told a public meeting organised by his party, as it gears up for the upcoming assembly polls, which are tentatively scheduled to be held in January next year.
Kejriwal said that his government’s efforts to crackdown on corruption were being impeded by the central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which he claimed had been wrested away the Anti-Corruption Bureau from the purview of the state government for ulterior motives.
"They will not crackdown on corruption and not let us do it. Let them do what they want, our resolve against corruption will not end. Our battle against corruption will go on," he asserted.