As it happened: CM Kejriwal accuses Delhi Police of working as agent of ABVP and BJP

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 25 February 2017, 01:45 PM
A file photo of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.
A file photo of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal addressed a press conference on Saturday to highlight his government's decision to raise minimum wages for labourers under skilled catagory. 

The press conference comes a day after the ruling Aam Aadmi Party released its first list of 109 candidates for the upcoming municipal corporation polls.

The party claimed it has given tickets to 64 youths. Of the 49 seats allotted to female candidates, three are from the unreserved category while the rest are reserved for women.

Here are the highlights from his press conference:

# We strongly criticise the manner in which the Delhi Police has become an agent of ABVP: Kejriwal

# Conscious efforts are being put by the party to give women equal opportunities in the party fold: Kejriwal

# The minimum wages has been set at Rs 16,182 under skilled catagory: Kejriwal

# AAP government made a historic decision to raise minimum wages for labourers: CM Kejriwal

# The decision will result in increased demand for country's economy: Kejriwal

# The hike in DA in the wages will be done automatically: CM Kejriwal

First Published: Saturday, February 25, 2017 12:42 PM

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