Chandigarh:Senior Congress leader Ajay Maken has warned the people of Punjab against handing over the state’s reins to an inexperienced leader like Arvind Kejriwal, who is on record as having failed to deliver on any of his promises in Delhi.
Releasing RTI documents at a press conference here on Wednesday, Maken said despite having promised 5 lakh jobs in Delhi, the Kejriwal government, as per these records, had given only 417, 176 and 102 jobs respectively in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Yet, this dismal record notwithstanding, the Aam Aadmi Party was promising 25 lakh jobs for the unemployed youth of Punjab, he pointed out, adding that it was clearly a false promise aimed at garnering votes in the assembly polls.
Countering Kejriwal’s claim to wipe out drugs from Punjab within four months – a promise he has evidently copies from the Congress, Maken pointed out that the RTI records show that the AAP government in Delhi had spent a miniscule Rs. 16000 on its drug eradication programme in the past two years. In fact, in this period, as many as 399 additional liquor vends have opened in the national capital, giving a lie to Kejriwal’s tall claims on this count.
With four of six ministers being caught red-handed on bribery charges, how can Kejriwal claim to eliminate corruption from Punjab, asked Maken, citing several other examples of the deception perpetrated on Delhi’s people by AAP, including failure to end VIP culture and bring in Jan Lok Pal Bill.
The people of Delhi have lost all faith in Kejriwal, he pointed out, warning the people of Punjab against reposing their trust in him.
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