Slamming the CM the AAP stated that Arvind Kejriwal’s Mukhyamantri Teerth Yatra Yojana had been successfully active for a whole year before Pramod Sawant became CM. Pramod Sawant has developed a habit of copying AAP Schemes and then claiming he originated them. Aam Aadmi Party Goa convener Rahul Mhambre on Thursday challenged CM Pramod Sawant to declare how many people in Goa have benefited from the BJP’s teertha yatra yojna scheme.
“Pramod Sawant’s schemes only remain on papers and never get implemented on ground be it promises on jobs or recent free water programme. I challenge Pramod Sawant to declare how many people have availed the pilgrimage scheme in the state”, said Mhambre.
“It was AAP who first announced Mukhyamantri teertha yatra yojna in Delhi three years ago. Recently, AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal also added Ayodhya to the list. People are made to visit many pilgrimage places for free and the Delhi government bears the entire cost of their travel. As of now, more than 35 thousand people have gained benefit from the yojna. Pramod Sawant, on the other hand, is habituated to copying everything what AAP does”, said Mhambre.
“Goans know who is real copycat. Nakal karne mein bhi akal chayiye. Earlier CM copied Kejriwal’s ‘governance at door-step’ programme. Ever since Kejriwal announced free electricity for Goemkars, BJP has been on its toes and finding new things to copy from the Kejriwal model and announce it. Sawant had earlier copied Kejriwal’s free water policy. During his second visit Kejriwal announced that he would set up a skill university on the lines of Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University (DSEU), once AAP comes to power. CM Pramod Sawant-led government copied Arvind Kejriwal’s model and announced the same during a job fair”, Mhambre added.
During the first visit to the state this year, Arvind Kejriwal announced 300 units of free electricity in the State while ensuring 24×7 constant power supply. He also promised that all old power bills will be waived off and farmers will get free electricity. Around 3,500 AAP volunteers reached out to 3.85 lakh households across Goa covering 90 per cent of the population. Each volunteer spent 15 to 20 minutes in every house talking to the family about Kejriwal’s first guarantee and discussing how it would impact them. An overwhelming 2.93 lakh families showed their support to this guarantee by registering with the party.
During his second visit to the state Kejriwal announced jobs for every youth and Rs 3,000 per month until they receive jobs. 80% of jobs in the private sector reserved for the youth of Goa. An amount of Rs 5,000 would be provided monthly assistance to families who lost employment due to shutdown of tourism and mining. AAP government will further establish a skill university in Goa on the lines of Delhi’s DSEU and bring an end to nepotism in government jobs in Goa. Around 35 percent of Goans have registered for the job guarantee programme and these are proof of Goans faith in AAP.
Kejriwal promised Kejriwal’s free teertha yatra yojna, during his third visit to the state. AAP hasbeen receiving good responses over the announcement of Teertha Yatra Guarantee.