AAP eyes Goa polls: Arvind Kejriwal assures 300 units of free electricity to families
My first four guarantees to you are in the power sector. My guarantee means that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will fulfil it, Kejriwal said.
Eyeing Goa polls which are likely to take place early next year, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday made four promises, all related to electricity, to the people of the state.
Kejriwal described his announcements as a "guarantee."
My first four guarantees to you are in the power sector. My guarantee means that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will fulfil it. This is not just a promise for elections, unlike other parties which say we made the promise only for elections. Whatever Kejriwal says, he does, the AAP national convenor said.
Every family will get up to 300 units per month free electricity, Kejriwal told reporters.
If people in Delhi can get free electricity, then why not free power for people in Goa, he said. Despite Goa being a power-surplus state, there are frequent power-cuts in the coastal state, he added.
Announcing his third "guarantee," the AAP chief said there will be uninterrupted, 24x7 power supply in Goa. He elaborated, "In Delhi, me and my power minister ensured that it gets power supply 24 hours a day. It was a result of the hard work put in by us. We will do the same in Goa."
Kejriwal's fourth "guarantee" was for farmers, who, he said, will be given free electricity.
A confident Kejriwal claimed that thousands of Goans are claiming they will not vote for either BJP or Congress in the next elections.
Goa wants change. People want clean politics, he said.
The Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is in Goa for a two-day visit. During his visit, Kejriwal reviewed the AAP organisation in Goa and held meetings with several leaders of the party.
Elections to the 40-member Goa Legislative Assembly are scheduled in February next year.
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