Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, along with Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, are on a two-day-long visit to Gujarat. The AAP chief announced education and health guarantees in their agenda for the upcoming elections in Gujarat. The party also promised to provide Rs 1 crore to families of martyred soldiers.
On his fifth visit to Gujarat this month, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said, “Just like in Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party will build good quality schools, hospitals, and Mohalla clinics in Gujarat. We promise to provide free education and healthcare facilities to the people in the state.”
Rs.1 Crore to families of martyred soldiers
Kejriwal promised to provide financial assistance of Rs 1 crore to the next of kin of security personnel killed in the line of duty. “Families of Army, police and paramilitary personnel who are martyred will be paid Rs 1 crore to honour their martyrdom. This is not an election gimmick, if we come to power we will pay Rs 1 crore to all those jawans who lost their lives in the service of the nation–in the past five years.”
Regulate fees charged by private schools
While elaborating on providing free education in Gujarat, Kejriwal said “Be it Brahmins, SC, ST, women, men, businessmen…everyone is unhappy with BJP and therefore, we want to unite the nation,”
“We want to bring the Delhi model to Gujarat. Our idea is to improve the infrastructure of government schools, recruit ‘permanent’ teachers and create a balance in the student-teachers ratio in schools. We will provide free education to over 1 crore students of the State.” said Kejriwal.
““All private schools will be audited and those who have collected a lot of money will have to return them to their parents. If a school intends to raise fees, it will have to get permission from the government. There will be a strict cap in the amount of fees charged by private schools.” he adds.
Every village will have one Mohalla clinic
Like Delhi’s Mohalla clinics, every village in Gujarat will have clinics. Kejriwal said, “We will build centrally air-conditioned hospitals that provide free healthcare facilities to rich and poor alike. Today countries like Singapore or Japan are ahead of us because the BJP government hardly did anything in decades. But we will bring India on a global platform through our guarantee schemes.”
No liquor in Gujarat, even if we come to power
When asked if the AAP government plans to revoke liquor prohibition in Gujarat, Kejriwal categorically denied it. “Gujarat will have liquor prohibition even if we come to power. We will just prohibit the illegal and organised liquor business in the State.”
I don’t aspire to be Delhi’s CM
Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, charged by the CBI over allegations linked to a liquor policy, today claimed the BJP had offered to “shut all cases” against him if he quit the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and crossed over.
Sisodia said, “I have received a message from the BJP — break AAP and join BJP. We will ensure that all cases by CBI and ED against you are shut. We will also make you the CM candidate from Delhi. But I do not aspire to be Delhi’s CM, my motto is to uplift the education sector of the nation.’
Bus drivers, conductors please support us
Claiming that the people of Gujarat are bearing the brunt of the BJP’s arrogance in the last 27 years in the state, Kejriwal asked bus drivers and conductors in Gujarat to request passengers to vote for the AAP in the assembly election– a strategy he had applied during the Delhi assembly elections.
During their visit, the duo will interact with the youngsters of the state and address meetings in Bhavnagar and Himatnagar.