Arvind Kejriwal starts Lok Sabha campaign in Punjab, focuses on dalit community
New Delhi: The Aam Adami Party leader and Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, in his first political rally in Punjab in two years, has drawn attention of the people towards the welfare measures taken by the government particularly for the poor and the dalit community. He, accompanied by deputy chief minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia, addressed a rally in Punjab’s Barnala, on Sunday.
While attacking the chief minister of Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh, Kejriwal while speaking at the rally, said, “Dalits are the most aggrieved section of the society. Scheduled castes and backward classes are the worst affected … they are poor and need jobs. Captain (Amarinder Singh) has cheated dalits. He is now selling government hospitals to private companies. Government schools are also being sold to private companies. If the entire government falls into the hands of private companies, what will you (Amarinder) be the chief minister for?”
He said, “Captain had sent people to villages for getting job cards filled. I want to ask you to raise hands if you have got jobs. Not one job has been given. His people used to claim that jobs will be given in 30 days. Captain has deceived people … he has not waived loans. He promised smartphones … Raise hands if you have got them … No one has been given (the phones) … pension has also not been raised.”
Kejriwal then talked about an initiative taken by his government in Delhi of free coaching for dalit children and youth for competitive and entrance examinations and their contribution in the welfare of the dalits and the poor in health and education sectors.
He has appealed the people to ensure that all 13 Lok Sabha seats in the upcoming election should come to AAP under the leadership of Bhagwant Mann.
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