In the midst of the campaign for the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections, Aam Aadmi Party Chairman and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will travel to Mohali on Saturday to contact unemployed teachers who demonstrated atop a reservoir aerial water.
A statement issued by party headquarters said that during his recent two-day visit to Punjab, Mr. Kejriwal gave 8 guarantees to teachers and pledged sweeping reforms in the state’s education sector if the party is elected to power.
Challenge Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, Kejriwal said the state government should immediately accept teachers’ demands so that they can call off their strike, get off the tanks and return home.
Mr. Kejriwal also warned the government led by Charanjit Singh Channi that if he did not immediately address the problem of struggling teachers, he would be forced to join the dharna.
These teachers, who have taken teacher training courses, have long protested for jobs.
In Mr. Kejriwal’s list of promises to teachers in Punjab, transformation of education system, transformation of contract jobs into permanent jobs, modification of transfer policy, absence of work other than teaching for teachers , filling all vacancies, overseas training, timely promotions and medical expenses without cash assistance.
Determined to look good in the upcoming Punjab elections at a time when the ruling Congress is at war with itself, the Aam Aadmi party is reaching out to all sections of the state.
In addition to pledging up to 300 units of free electricity for each household and free treatment and medicine in public hospitals, the opposition party also said that a sum of Rs1,000 would be credited to the accounts of each. woman over 18 if the Aam The Aadmi party comes to power.