In the run-up to the Gujarat Assembly elections, AAP National Convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal promised a slew of welfare measures for the state across all sectors.
For the Tribals of Gujarat, Kejriwal guaranteed that AAP, if voted to power, will enforce the 5th Schedule of the Constitution to protect and uplift Adivasis. He promised world-class schools and hospitals in every tribal village, with the offer of access to free education and healthcare. “We will establish ‘Gaon clinics’ in every village,” he said, adding that his government would make sure that approval of the Gram Sabha in every village in scheduled areas is sought before any work is undertaken in the area.
The AAP National Convenor also promised shelter to every Tribal who is homeless and easy access to obtaining a caste certificate, besides free electricity and accessibility to guaranteed employment schemes. “Road connectivity will be ensured for every village,” he said.
Later in the day, he addressed a Jansabha in Chhota Udaipur’s Bodeli, where he claimed that the Gujarat elections are a direct competition between the AAP and the BJP. Targeting rising inflation, he spoke on the three guarantees related to electricity his party has made for the people of Gujarat, “When we form a government in Gujarat, people will get up to 300 units of free electricity. We will supply electricity 24×7 and the pending bill till December 31, 2021, will be waived off.”
Unemployment is a big issue during this election. AAP has promised that within the next five years, every youth in Gujarat will be employed. The party also pledged to provide an unemployment allowance of Rs 3,000 per month to each youth. “We will give 10 lakh government jobs and create a transparent system where everyone will have equal opportunity to get a job,” Kejriwal said.
He also assured to provide ample opportunity to increase trade and end corruption in the sector. “We will bring the VAT Amnesty Scheme for the speedy resolution of old cases. We will disburse all the pending VAT refunds within six months,” he vowed, stressing, “Now, there will be new politics in Gujarat.”