Praise for Kejriwal’s Politics
Trust in Pro-People Policies
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann highlighted the significant response from the people, citing it as indicative of their trust in the state government’s pro-people and development-oriented policies. He contrasted the decision to purchase a private plant with the trend of selling government properties to associates, expressing confidence in the state’s ability to acquire remaining private power plants.
Critique of Previous Administrations
Critiquing the previous administrations, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann accused them of looting the state and cited the loss of trust among the people, which led to their ousting from power. He emphasized the overwhelming support for the government’s policies and noted the declining popularity of traditional parties.
Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann underscored the envy of traditional parties, emphasizing his common background and dedication to people’s welfare. He criticized the previous administrations’ belief in divine entitlement to rule, contrasting it with the current government’s commitment to efficient governance.
Focus on Governance Priorities
Regarding governance priorities, Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann highlighted efforts to honor the aspirations of freedom fighters like Shaheed Bhagat Singh and others. He pledged to ensure the effective implementation of public welfare schemes at the grassroots level.
Challenges with Union Government
Addressing challenges with the Union government, Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann criticized the withholding of funds for essential projects, including Aam Aadmi Clinics and Rural Development Funds. He urged people to support AAP in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls to amplify the state’s issues nationally.
Concern for Farmers’ Welfare
Expressing concern over the treatment of farmers, Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann condemned the installation of barbed wire by the Haryana government. He stressed the importance of dialogue to resolve farmer-related issues and reiterated Punjab’s vital role in ensuring food security.
Denouncement of Republic Day Exclusion
Regarding the Republic Day parade, Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann denounced the exclusion of Punjab’s great martyrs from the tableau, emphasizing the state government’s efforts to honor their contributions.
Praise for Power Plant Acquisition
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal praised the acquisition of a private power plant by the state government, emphasizing its affordability and the benefits it brings to households.
Initiatives for Welfare
Arvind Kejriwal highlighted the success of free power distribution in Delhi and emphasized the extension of subsidized power to other sectors through the newly acquired plant. He criticized the diversion of ration meant for the common man and pledged to eradicate ration mafia through initiatives like the Ghar Ghar Muft Ration scheme.
Criticism of Union Government
Criticizing the Union government’s obstruction of funds, Arvind Kejriwal accused it of injustice and interference in the state’s affairs. Arvind Kejriwal asserted that such actions are attempts to undermine AAP’s growing influence. However, despite these challenges, he expressed confidence in the support of the people.
Urging people to respond to such tactics by supporting AAP, he emphasised the distinction that those providing free power are not thieves, whereas those exploiting people with expensive power are. He expressed confidence that with people’s support, the country’s progress goals would be achieved.