Delhi ministers will now be available on the roads outside Delhi Secretariat to address grievances of the public as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will hold his first Janata Darbar on Saturday. It is perhaps the first time that such an exercise is being attempted in recent memory in the national capital.
As the Aam Aadmi Party's experiment with governance continues, the party has also launched a massive membership drive that aims to enroll a crore members in just 17 days. According to the party, in the first few hours more than 48,000 people signed up.
Security arrangements for the event: One DCP, two ACPs, four inspectors, 50 other Delhi policemen. One company of Shashatra Seema Bal also deployed.
The event is supposed to end at 11 am but is likely to go on till 12 noon.
Road in front of the Delhi Secretariat is closed for traffic.
Health minister Satyendra Jain will not be present at the event as his mother passed away.
Hello Delhi. We're on our way to the CM's Janata Darbar. Jams, Metro delays, struggle with auto valas, not an easy city to run.
The event is about to start at 9:30 am and the AAP ministers are yet to arrive.
Facing all of these today, we're hoping to make it to the Janata Darbar in a few minutes. #AAP #JanataDarbar
So my auto vala says he's one of those who campaigned for the Aam Aadmi Party.
Arvind Kejriwal arrives for the Janata Durbar.
Seven complaint boxes have been placed in which people can post their grievances and complaints.
Even before Kejriwal took over as the CM he used to hold his Janata Darbar at Kaushambhi, Ghaziabad.
Chaos at Janata Darbar. Some people have broken barricades in their eagerness to meet the CM and ministers.
There has been a swell in the number of people and the road is jam packed with people coming in with banners, posters and shouting slogans.
The largest crowd is at the table where Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is sitting.
Employees from an Okhla factory say they they haven't been paid wages for a year and want Kejriwal to give them an audience.
Being pushed by the crowd, some people have decided to leave the venue without any hope of meeting the Delhi Cabinet at #JanataDarbar
So the security personnel say CM #ArvindKejriwal has left due to huge crowd n chaos. #JanataDarbar
At Kejriwal's Janata Darbar, people are being asked to write down their issues and submit them. They're being told they'll get an SMS today or by Monday about their application.
There are AAP volunteers at the Janata Darbar listening to people who are not hopeful of getting a chance to make it to any of the desks. These volunteers are assuring them that their issues will reach CM Arvind Kejriwal.
It was like a storm. People climbed on top of my table. So I had to leave: Arvind Kejriwal
People had become completely uncontrollable. I had to leave because there were fears of a stampede: Arvind Kejriwal.
Maximum complainants were government servants: Kejriwal
We will make better arrangements for future Janata Durbars: Kejriwal
People, not getting a chance to meet the concerned ministers, are taking their issues to all ministry desks randomly, hoping to be heard.
I've been to AAP protests and events. They've been organised better. The Janata Darbar is not. I fell down thrice in a near stampede making my way to ministry tables.
The huge number of people explains how the past governments were a failure: Delhi Labour Minister Girish Soni
It seems, many people here came to just see Arvind Kejriwal: Girish Soni tells IBNLive
We'll figure out ways to organise Janata Darbars better: Girish Soni
Kejriwal apologises to people for mismanagement at Janata Darbar.
While Kejriwal, Sisodia left midway, returned and left again, other ministers are still at work here.
Rakhi Birla leaves Janata Darbar after taking complaints from people.
Many people today have come to me with issues related to the MCD: Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti to IBNLive
We'll try to talk to the BJP regarding issues related to the MCD: Somnath Bharti
Somnath Bharti is the only minister still listening to people at #JanataDarbar while all others have left.
We'll figure out how to organise Janata Darbars better: Somnath Bharti
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal leaves Janta Darbar midway