IEP Rajkot (Gujarat), October 2
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann today asserted that winds of change are witnessing in Gujarat and people of the state will script new success story after polls.
Interacting with the media here while presenting guarantee of maintenance of Cow, the Chief Minister, accompanied by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister said that people of Gujarat are confronting same problems as were witnessed in Punjab prior to 2022 polls. He said that Gujarat is facing severe agriculture crisis, schools and hospitals are in shambles and the situation of roads are in pitiable situation, a situation which was in Punjab before 2022 polls. Bhagwant Mann said that the situation can change only if the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is voted to power.
Slamming the Congress and BJP, the Chief Minister said that both the parties are two sides of same coin. He said that despite of being worst victim of operation lotus the Congress has supported BJP’s anti-democratic stand in the ongoing session of the state assembly. Bhagwant Mann said that once it was Congress (I) but now it is Congress (BJP) as both the parties have connived with each other to plunder people and wealth of state.
Listing the several path breaking initiatives of the Aam Aadmi Government in Punjab, the Chief Minister said that from July 1 onwards the Punjab government has provided 600 units of free power to people in every bill cycle. He said that as a result of this around 50 lakh households out of total 72.66 lakh, which was roughly 68.71 %of total) have got zero power bill in the month of September. Likewise, Bhagwant Mann said that more than 17,000 government jobs have been given to the youth in last six months.
Similarly the Chief Minister said that his government is against the exploitative contractual system of jobs due to which they had started process of regularising services of more than 30,000 contractual employees in state. Bhagwant Mann said that he has launched anti-corruption helpline after which corrupt elements are being put behind the bars. He said that only an honest government can take such path breaking and pro-people initiatives
The Chief Minister said that in order to tackle the menace of stray cattle efficaciously, the state government is strengthening the Gau Sewa Commission. He said that the motive is to reduce the fatalities due to accidents caused by stray cattle on one hand and to ensure proper upkeeps of cow on the other. Bhagwant Mann said that efforts are afoot to ensure judicious utilisation of cow cess for welfare of cattle.