AAP promises to provide free school education in Punjab
Pathankot, Dec 2 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced to provide high quality free education to the children of Punjab in government schools, if his party forms the government.
"Like Delhi, the AAP government will also provide the best and free government education in Punjab. The child of the rich and the poor will be treated equally and receive the same education. The development of Punjab and the country can be possible only if the children get the best and free education," he said here, adding 25 per cent of the government budget in Delhi is spent on education.
"As a result, education in government schools has improved and about 2.5 million more children have been enrolled in government schools, which used to be in private and expensive schools."
Addressing a public meeting, Kejriwal said 99.97 per cent students of government schools in Delhi have passed and the children who have passed from these schools have got admission in medical and engineering courses.
He said earlier in Delhi, the state of education in government schools was very bad which was fixed by the Aam Aadmi Party government.
Referring to the government education system in Punjab, Kejriwal said teachers in the state were unhappy as they were not regularized and were not paid a respectable salary.
Appealing to people to vote for AAP, Kejriwal said, after the formation of the government, it would be its responsibility to provide free and quality education to children.
"New schools will be built and old buildings will be renovated. Teachers will be given permanent jobs and will be paid a decent salary," he added.
I salute the land of heroes, Kejriwal says in Punjab
Pathankot, Dec 2 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said here on Thursday that the land adjoining the international border is of heroes and warriors.
"Pathankot and Gurdaspur have the highest number of recruits in the Indian Army who sacrificed their lives while defending the borders of the nation," Kejriwal said in his campaign trail in this Punjab town ahead of next year's Assembly elections.
He said that AAP would form the government in Punjab next year and this 'black man' (Kejriwal) would fulfil all his promises.
Kejriwal was here to participate in the party's 'tiranga yatra'.
Responding to the remarks made by Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi about his clothes and complexion, Kejriwal said that ever since his announcement of giving Rs 1,000 per month to the women of Punjab, Channi has been abusing him.
Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia, in his address congratulated the people of Pathankot and Punjab for the massive 'tiranga yatra', and appealed to them to maintain the dignity and splendor of the tricolour forever.
Sisodia said that after the formation of government in Punjab, AAP would provide a better education system and government schools to the youth than Canada, adding to the glory of the tricolour when the youth of Punjab get high quality education free of cost.
Kejriwal was leading the party's 'tiranga yatra' dedicated to unity, integrity and brave warriors.
My complexion may be dark but intentions clear: Kejriwal
Amritsar, Dec 2 (IANS) In a reply to Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi's remarks of 'black Englishman', Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said "all mothers of Punjab adore their black son (Kejriwal), and sisters like their black brother".
Talking to media here, Kejriwal said: "This time our (AAP) government will be formed in Punjab and this black person (Kejriwal) will fulfill all his promises."
"I do not make false declarations, because my intentions are clear not false. Everyone knows whose intentions are false."
In his reply, Kejriwal said that since he has announced to give Rs 1,000 per month to the women of Punjab, Channi has been abusing him.
"He is referring me as the person who wears cheap clothes and of black complexion," the AAP supremo said, adding: "My complexion is black. My complexion has turned black after roaming in the sun from village to village. I don't travel in a helicopter like Channi sahab flies in the air but my intention is not false."
In a controversial statement, Channi had termed Kejriwal as 'kale angrej' (black Englishman).