Delhi

Kejriwal deprives millions from Centre’s schemes: Vijay Goel

Union Minister Vijay Goel and MP Udit Raj address a public meeting in Barwala in New Delhi on Saturday.

Union Minister Vijay Goel and MP Udit Raj address a public meeting in Barwala in New Delhi on Saturday.   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Kejriwal neglected 360 villages causing resentment among residents, says Goel

Union Minister and former Delhi BJP president Vijay Goel on Saturday addressed a public meeting against the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government in north-west Delhi’s Barwala.

Accusing him of not allowing the Centre-sponsored Ayushman Bharat scheme to be implemented in Delhi, Mr. Goel said, the Chief Minister had deprived “millions of people” residing in the rural belt from getting the benefit of free medical treatment up to ₹5 lakh.

“The benefits of the schemes are not available because farmers of the villages of Delhi are not being given the status of farmers. The Kejriwal government has totally neglected 360 villages of Delhi that has caused a lot of resentment against him in those residing in the villages,” Mr. Goel claimed in a statement.

“The residents of Barwala told me that the condition of the roads is deplorable and the water available was not potable ...They were angry with Mr. Kejriwal for creating hindrances in starting the Phase-IV metro of Rithala-Bawna-Narela line too,” he claimed.

Member of Parliament Udit Raj, who was also part of the program, said that when the Delhi government’s Land and Building Department acquired land belonging to villagers, the villagers were promised similar plots; however, thousands of villagers had still not received the promised plots and the Delhi government was “sitting idle on these files”.

“Similarly, there is an urgent need to delete Section 81 as even if a small room is built on any farmland, the same gets vested in Gaon Sabha land. There is also a need to amend Section 33, due to which any farmer having less than 8 acres of agricultural land is not able to sell the same and is stopped from dividing it amongst his children as well,” Mr. Raj said.

Mr. Goel further argued that the law and order situation in the area had deteriorated and the problems of alcohol and drug abuse had “rapidly spread among the youth” with the Delhi government having “completely turned a blind eye to this issue”.

“I will start a people’s movement and uncover the truth of the Delhi government, which is involved in drama in Punjab, but have chosen to remain silent in Delhi. The villagers are happy with the land pooling policy of the Centre and a portal has been launched which will prove to be beneficial for them,” Mr. Goel added.

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