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AAP National Convenor & Delhi Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal took out a massive Tiranga Yatra in Himachal's Kullu today along with Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Bhagwant Mann. Shri Arvind Kejriwal showed conviction in his party's build-up for the election. He shared his dream for the entire country and a victory in Himachal Pradesh that will take the country closer towards this dream. He said, 'Tirangas won't wave high just by waving them; the nation would take pride in it only when every child gets quality education, poverty gets eradicated and farmers-laborers earn higher wages.
In the last 20 years, not a single new school, new road, new dispensary or new government hospital was built in Himachal; where did the taxpayer money of thousands of crores go? Did this money go into the pockets of BJP and Congress leaders? Look at your children, ask yourself which party can give good education, employment and a good future to them. If you think that BJP and Congress will build schools for your children, then vote for them, but I warn you no one is going to build schools for your children.
Today only the Aam Aadmi Party is working with commitment to Deshbhakti and honesty in the country; you have given so many opportunities to BJP and Congress, now give AAP a chance and see. These people ask why Kejriwal teaches your children for free, whereas in all the big countries of the world, education is free; why shouldn't children of India get quality education for free.' Punjab CM Sardar Bhagwant Mann said, 'Only 100 days have passed since the formation of the AAP government in Punjab, in these 100 days we have taken such decisions which traditional politicians couldn't in 75 years. We have got the empty treasuries of Punjab examined and are getting to know where the funds went, we will bring back all the money and put it in the pockets of the people instead.'AAP National Convenor and Delhi CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal reminded the people and party workers about the people-led noble movement against Corruption which culminated to the formation of the Aam Aadmi Party. The party has established itself on a strong foundation and is giving modern leaders to the country who are unwilling to digress from their principle, even if that requires going against their own people. He said, 'You have joined us for the Tiranga Yatra in this scorching heat and I am thankful to you for that. As my brother Sardar Bhagwant Mann, we don't know petty politics. Our journey started with Anna Andolan. We formed a party after that movement with a vow to eliminate corruption from the country. We are moving steadily on that path. We firstly ended corruption in Delhi and we have started the process in Punjab. Nobody ever heard that a Chief Minister himself arrested his Cabinet Minister and sent him to prison.
A few days ago, someone submitted a recording to Sardar Bhagwant Mann. He heard that recording and found that his Health Minister was indulged in corruption. Opposition and the media did not have even an iota of information regarding the matter. He could have suppressed the matter and would have even asked for a share from the money he misappropriated. But he didn't do that. Instead he handed him over to the Police. Only one party in the country can do that and that is the Aam Aadmi Party. We have zero tolerance for corruption and we won't spare even a single person who is corrupt. It doesn't even matter if they are our own people or in other parties.' He exposed the shrewdness of the previous governments which kept the people of the Himachal Pradesh poor and deprived them of development. He added, 'Mann Sahab was discussing this with me that Himachal Pradesh has a budget of thousands of crores. Nobody knows where that money goes. People are getting an electricity bill of at least Rs 1500 while electricity is supplied free of cost in Delhi. In the past 20 years, not even a single government school, new road or dispensary/government hospital have been constructed here.
The politicians filled their pockets with the money which belonged to people of Himachal Pradesh. First, the money went into the pockets of the Congress party and then to the BJP. We have transformed the government schools in Delhi. The people of Himachal Pradesh also want that government schools in their state should also be like the ones in Delhi. Today, a common man has no choice but to send their children to a government school. Even a rickshaw walla or a laborer aspires that their children receive quality education in excellent schools. They save every single penny to make that possible. They can sleep with an empty stomach but will ensure that their children go to excellent schools. If the government schools were good, this could have been avoided. In Delhi, people are transferring their children from private schools to government schools. This itself speaks about the quality of government schools in Delhi.'The AAP National Convenor lashed at the opponents for their mentality and vowed to march forward despite all the resistance. He continued, 'I am not here today to do petty politics but to talk about the future of your children. When you go back home, look at their faces and ask yourself which party can ensure quality education and employment for them? If you think that BJP or Congress can do that, you can vote for that. But the reality is different because they are not going to do that. You have tested both BJP and Congress. I am here to request you to give us one chance. They gave a problem with the fact that I talk about education all the time and I have ensured that children receive quality education free of cost. Education is free in all developed countries and the same should happen in our country as well. I don't take bribes. I don't have accounts in the Swiss Bank, nor does CM Bhagwant Mann. We spend the entire money on the education of the children.' Delhi CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal enlisted the vision of governments of his party which are committed for the welfare of the public. He also appreciated the Punjab government for its robustness.
He said, 'We built mohalla clinics in Delhi and from 15th August, Mann Sahab is going to start mohalla clinics in Punjab. 75 mohalla clinics will be inaugurated on the Independence day in Punjab. Government hospitals in Delhi are better than private hospitals. Everybody gets treatment there free of cost, be it poor or rich. Even if the operation cost 20 lakhs, the Delhi government will bear the expenses. They have a problem with that as well. There cannot be a more sacred act than this. The people of Himachal Pradesh want the same. Mann Sahab & I are here to talk about the health and well-being of your family." CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal concluded, "The youth of Himachal Pradesh is connecting with us because the government is not bothered about giving them any employment. In Delhi, I have given 12 lakh jobs to the youth in the past five years. You can verify the same for our website. And we have prepared a road map to give 20 lakh jobs to the youth in the next five years. We know how to solve the problem of unemployment. We are holding the Tiranga today and there is a strong purpose for the same. Tiranga is our pride but it will fly high when each and every youth will get employment, when poverty will be eradicated and when poor and farmers will get fair value for their work. Only one party is working towards that goal with deshbhakti and staunch honesty. Give us a single chance and if we don't walk the talk, you can kick us out.'
*It has been 75 years since the country got independence, but till now politicians have kept the public entangled in small issues- Bhagwant Mann*
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Bhagat Mann also addressed the public on the occasion. He said, "we have not come to demonstrate our power. We have not come to talk about votes, we have come to talk to you about your issues, employment, free quality treatment of your parents, and education for your children. It has been 75 years since the country got independence. Till now we have all been entangled in small issues. The world reached the moon. The Americans are talking about cutting plots on Mars and we are still engrossed in petty issues because they do not have the will to make progress. When the Aam Aadmi Party was formed by our Convenor Shri Arvind Kejriwal, there was a huge movement against corruption in the country. Aam Aadmi Party was formed to fight corruption. That's why the Aam Aadmi Party has zero tolerance towards corruption. Today it has been 100 days since the Aam Aadmi Party formed the government in Punjab. In these 100 days, we have taken such decisions which the traditional parties could not in 75 years. We have released an Anti Corruption Helpline. Now in Punjab, if there is any officer, babu or strongman who asks for a bribe from you, then you have to just make a video of them and send it to us. We will take care of rest and punish him." He added, "the trust of the people of Punjab has been built by seeing the government talking about saving their money. The results of the elections in Punjab came 100 days ago. Out of 117 seats, Aam Aadmi Party got 92 seats. This has never happened before in the history of Punjab. This is the power of the will of Aam Aadmi Party and Shri Arvind Kejriwal that we won such a mandate. It is the ideology of Shri Arvind Kejriwal that sons and daughters from common man's homes need to be taken to the Legislative Assemblies and Lok Sabha. It's time to change the leaders and the ideology running Himachal. The people of Delhi changed it and a wave of development came in Delhi. Then the people of Punjab changed it, now the wave of development of Punjab is running throughout Punjab. Now people of every state are saying that the Aam Aadmi Party government should come to their state. These people keep trying to divide the public in the name of religion and caste but the AAP is now here to bring change."