Will regularise all contract workers: Arvind Kejriwal
NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday in a rally for AAP's East Delhi candidate Atishi said that within 24 hours of gaining full statehood, the Delhi government will make every contract worker full time. "Delhi government has 2 lakh vacancies. Our cabinet has passed files where we urged the Centre to give us more employees but they did not," said CM Arvind Kejriwal.
He also said that this election for the citizens of Delhi should be an election to get full statehood and not to elect a Prime Minister. "Do not think I am making false promises here. I have planned what we should do after getting full statehood. I am educated person and I do not have false degree," said the Chief Minister.
CM Kejriwal slammed the tenure of PM Narendra Modi and also reminded the PM about his promises to give full statehood to Delhi. "Last time you voted for PM Narendra Modi who can not handle Pakistan but wants to control Delhi police. Give the police to Delhi government and I promise you that if your daughter goes out at 11 pm, she will walk safely," said the CM.
Explaining the need of the full statehood the Chief Minister and also the Deputy CM Manish Sisodia linked it to the issue of education development. "After coming to power we have revolutionised the Delhi government education. The students are getting education of excellence and we will make every child literate in Delhi. But after school they are not getting chance in higher education because there is no seat reserved for our own children," said Deputy CM Manish Sisodia.
The Deputy CM who also holds the portfolio of education minister explained that every state has near 85 per cent reserved seats for their own children but Delhi has no such provisions because it's not a full statehood. "If Delhi becomes a full state then I promise you that if your child gets 60 per cent marks then also he or she will get admission. Whereas now after getting 95 per cent marks our own children do not get admission in Delhi colleges," said the Deputy CM. East Delhi's AAP candidate Atishi who have been the key brain behind the education reforms in Delhi also talked about why Delhi should become a full state.