Kejriwal promises free pilgrimage for people in poll-bound Uttarakhandtext_fields
New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor Arvind Kejriwal is to visit the poll-bound state of Uttarakhand on Monday for the sixth time since last year, Hindustan Times reported. According to an AAP statement on Sunday, the New Delhi chief minister will land at Jolly Grant airport by 11:30 am.
ANI reported that Kejriwal would meet party officials at Bijapur Guest House and address a public meeting at Parade Ground at 2 pm.
In his last visit, Kejriwal has promised that if AAP were elected to power after the upcoming assembly elections in Uttarakhand, it would deposit Rs 1000 in the bank accounts of all women above 18 years of age every month. He had made the announcement at the Kashipur area of US Nagar in Kumaon, the home district of the Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami.
Further, he promised free pilgrimage to people in the state as same as the AAP government implemented in Delhi, employment in every family (Har Ghar Rozgar) and also a Rs 5000 stipend to unemployed youths until they are employed. He had also promised 1 lakh government jobs for people within six months into power.
AAP is campaigning harder to win big in Uttarakhand as well as Uttar Pradesh, which are heading to assembly polls this year.
In the 2017 elections, the BJP had won 57 of 70 seats in Uttarakhand to form the government, with Trivendra Singh Rawat becoming CM.