Punjab Polls 2017: Kejriwal promises 80 per cent reservation for Punjab residents in industry

Bhoa (Pathankot), PTI | Updated : 14 January 2017, 09:41 PM
A file photo of AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal
A file photo of AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said people of Punjab will be accorded 80 per cent reservation in jobs in the local industry if his party formed government in the state.

Whosoever be the Chief Minister of Punjab in the AAP government, it would be his duty to fulfil all promises, he said while addressing a rally here during his 330 km-long, two-day long “Ghar Bachao Muhim” in Majha region started from Pathankot to culminate at Khemkaran.

The Delhi Chief Minister said his priorities would be to bring to book the culprits of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib, eliminating drugs, waiving farmer loans, and providing jobs to the youth and a giving a life of dignity to every Punjabi.

“I promise to stop drug supply within a month and would ensure de-addiction of about 40 lakh addicted youth within six months,” he said.

Kejriwal said he was pained that a “so-called panthic government allowed desecration of holy scripture to happen and then spared the culprits.”

He alleged that there was no doubt that ruling party was involved in the sacrilege incidents.Conspirators and accused of Bargari sacrilege and Bebbal Kalan Police firing, in which two persons were killed, would not be allowed to go scot free, Kejriwal said.

AAP government on first day of taking oath would increase the old age, widow and handicapped pension from existing Rs 500 to Rs 2,500 per month, he said.

AAP is committed to rejuvenate the education and health system in Punjab which has collapsed during Badal government, Kejriwal said.

He said within three years all government schools would be re-modeled and ‘Pind Clinics’ will be opened in every village.

Kejriwal claimed that Delhi government had opened Mohalla clinics and renovated all government schools with facilities like swimming pools.

Kejriwal gave a clarion call to people of Punjab and to join the battle against corruption, drug and mining mafia.

He said 10 years of rule by “crooked” political family had ruined Punjab.

The AAP convener said, “Almighty has given an opportunity to AAP and also the people of Punjab to save the state from clutches of corrupt and inept alliance of SAD-BJP.”

Kejriwal further said “Ghar Bachao Muhim”, was aimed to create a bond with the people of Majha to save them from the peril of drugs, “I have full solidarity with the families whose breadwinners fell prey to drugs,” he said.

First Published: Saturday, January 14, 2017 09:33 PM
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