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Arvind Kejriwal Promises Free Electricity, Employment

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party national convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday promised free electricity and employment in the state of Gujarat if his party is elected to power. Targeting the present BJP-ruled Gujarat government, Kejriwal alleged that “people in Gujarat are in misery” and added that the “bills are too high”.

He further said that his government, if it comes into power, will “ensure a round-the-clock power supply”. “We would also waive off the bills from the previous year,” he added.

“We have made power supply free in Delhi. 25 lakh households in Punjab have just recently got zero electricity bills. Soon, a total of 51 lakh households in Punjab would get just zero bills. We would also ensure a round-the-clock power supply here in Gujarat. We would also waive off the bills from the previous year,” the AAP chief said.

As per the news agency ANI, the Delhi Chief Minister said that three months after being elected to power his government will provide free electricity.

“3 months after forming the government in Gujarat, we’ll make electricity free. We’ve a plan for employment of youth, unemployment allowance to be given to unemployed. Will make hospitals, schools in villages on lines of Delhi model,” he said, quoted by the news agency.

Kejriwal also promised to provide employment to unemployed youth in the state and said that such youth will be on a dole of Rs 3,000 Rupees per month until they find a job.

“The youths here rue the lack of livelihoods. In just a few years, we’ve provided employment to 12 lakh youths in Delhi. We’d also provide employment to the unemployed here. And until that happens, the unemployed would be on the dole of Rs 3,000 rupees per month,” he said.


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