Ajay Maken releases RTI records listing Kejriwal’s failed promises in Delhi
Warns Punjab voters against making same mistake as Delhi
5 Dariya News
Chandigarh , 01 Feb 2017
Senior AICC leader Ajay Maken on Wednesday 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, where his party is in power.Releasing RTI documents at a press conference here, 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. Maken said only Captain Amarinder Singh could be trusted to give a strong and stable leadership to Punjab, with its sensitivities arising out of being a border state. Don’t make the mistake that Delhi’s people made and are regretting, he added.Maken expressed serious concern about the bomb blast and the subsequent firing in Bathinda district, saying the KCF hand seemed to be visible in the two incidents. He warned the voters of Punjab against experimenting with a new and novice government, especially considering the prevailing volatile situation, with drugs having seized a large section of the state’s youth. Drug proliferation usually leads to terrorism, he warned, adding that Punjab needed an experienced government, which only the Congress under Captain Amarinder’s leadership could provide.Responding to questions, Maken dismissed as `old wine in new bottle’ the budget announced by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, saying the people were expecting higher income tax exemption levels.