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Kejriwal tells Punjab MLAs, ministers to perform or perish

Kejriwal tells Punjab MLAs, ministers to perform or perish

Chandigarh: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday tried to deliver a clear message to newly elected MLAs from Punjab to either perform or get ready to be replaced.

Interacting with the MLAs through video-conferencing from Delhi, Kejriwal conveyed unequivocally to all the legislators and Ministers in Punjab to work as a team under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and work towards achieving their work targets.

He said that the ministers who fail to achieve the desired targets will be replaced with others.

"Everyone has to achieve those targets. If a minister repeatedly fails to meet his target, he will be replaced. Instead of staying in Chandigarh, all the MLAs should go to villages and 'mohallas' of their constituencies with AAP workers and leaders of their community. Listen to people's problems and work for them. I stand with you as an elder brother and will always be your guide," Kejriwal said in his message.

Laying emphasis on honesty, Kejriwal said, "The most important thing for us is to work honestly. I will tolerate everything but I will not tolerate corruption and theft of public money. The people of Punjab have given us a historical majority to work, not to earn money. People have chosen us after being fed up with the theft and corruption of Congress–Akali leaders. We have to work honestly so that people always choose us. Do not do anything that will upset the public."

Hitting out at the BJP, the Delhi CM said after winning elections in four states, its new chief ministers haven't taken the oath, let alone any work for the people.

"On the other hand, our Bhagwant Mann became the Chief Minister and has also taken many historic decisions for the people. He has done tremendous work for the people of Punjab in the last three days," he said.

The Punjab CM said on this occasion that his government will use the majority for the betterment of the people.

"Let me appeal to all the MLAs, that they should not come up with recommendations for the jobs, it takes away the rights of the deserving youth. There may be thousands of qualified people who you do not have access to, but who do have the qualifications for the job. Our government is formed to protect the rights of the people, not to take them away," said Bhagwant Mann.

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