Senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and party’s candidate from Kharar assembly segment today lambasted PPCC Chief Captain Amarinder Singh for being anti-poor and anti-dalit as Congress Candidate of Samrala Amrik Singh Dhillon lodged a complaint against AAP for propagating welfare schemes for the aforesaid sections of the society.Sandhu, while addressing the media persons said Captain Amarinder has always been anti-poor and anti-dalit as it has already been proved through his acts during his five year tenure as Chief Minister from 2002 to 2007. AAP leader said when Captain Amarinder was Chief Minister he not only imposed a blanket ban on the fresh recruitment drive into the government jobs, but also discontinued pensions of the employees apart from other welfare schemes.Sandhu said Captain’s Government in 2002 in fact discontinued all the welfare schemes initiated by the previous government for the benefit of old-aged, disabled and dalits. Claiming that AAP is the only political party, which always initiates welfare schemes for poor people, Sandhu said while adding that intention of AAP for the welfare of poor could be gauged from the fact that recently Arvind Kejriwal led Delhi Government has introduced monthly pension of Rs 2500 for old-aged persons.
Talking about the welfare schemes of Aam Aadmi Party Delhi Govt. Sandhu said that despite of obstacles by central govt. and lieutenant General Delhi Govt. has done a tremendous job during last around two years. He said that it is on record that Delhi govt. provides free water and cheap electricity to the people. The compensation for the crop damage is the highest in Delhi. AAP leader said that after the formation of AAP Govt. in Punjab, All the welfare schemes will be implemented thoroughly. He said that as per the manifesto promise, old age pension, widow pension, scholarships to students etc. will be increased.People have lost faith in Congress and have already rejected the promises Captain Amarinder Singh made – be it providing free smart phones to youth, government job to a person of every family or promising the loan waiver of farmers.As earlier also after making such promises in 2002, Captain backtracked and took all the steps just opposite to the promised made to the people, afer formation of Congress government in Punjab.However, Captain Amarinder and his party’s candidates of Congress did not want AAP to work for the welfare of poor people. It is pertinent to mention here that Congress candidate from Samrala, Amrik Singh Dhillon has lodged a complaint with Election Commission against AAP for initiating the welfare schemes for poor. On this complaint Election Commission has issued notice to AAP for promising the welfare schemes for poor.