Ahmedabad: Eyeing the upcoming Assembly elections in Gujarat, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said he will visit the state every week to discuss various issues with the people like corruption and farming.
Speaking during a town hall organised on the issue of electricity, the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) national convener also promised free electricity in the state if people of the state bring an “honest party” to power.
“Gujarat can also get cheap, free, 24-hour electricity, but the condition is only one, and that is you will have to change the politics, government, and bring in an honest party…I will be back on Sunday with a solution to Gujarat’s electricity problem,” Kejriwal said, asserting his party has shown in Delhi and Punjab that they stick to their prom
“Today, we should discuss electricity. We will discuss other issues as well. I will visit Gujarat every week and hold ‘jan samvad’ (public dialogue) on the issues of corruption, agriculture, MSP (minimum support price),” he said.
The Delhi CM reiterated that if Gujarat ministers can enjoy zero electricity bills despite consuming thousands of units, then why not the general public.
The AAP chief also alleged that BJP leaders are lying by claiming that there are no power cuts in Gujarat.
“They are scared that if people are provided free electricity, then they will have no money left to loot,” he said.
“We do not ask for money from power companies, we improve them, we work in the interest of the public. Other parties seek donations for elections from such companies, but we do not seek donations. You are our donation,” he said.
The Kejriwal-led AAP government provides free electricity up to 200 units in Delhi while the scheme was introduced from July 1 in Punjab.
Assembly elections in Gujarat is slated to be held later this year