Kejriwal promises ₹1000 a month for women in poll-bound Punjab

‘As soon as AAP government is formed, every daughter above 18 will get the amount in account’

Updated - November 23, 2021 12:52 am IST

Published - November 22, 2021 05:34 pm IST - Moga (Punjab)

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. File

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. File

Ahead of the 2022 Assembly elections in Punjab, Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday promised ₹1,000 per month to all women above the age of 18 if the AAP formed the next government in the State.

Mr. Kejriwal, who was in Moga to launch the party’s ‘Mission Punjab’ programme, asserted that the AAP would form the government in Punjab in 2022.

“As soon as the AAP government is formed, every daughter above 18 years, sister, mother, daughter-in-law, mother-in-law, and grandmother will get ₹1,000 per month in their accounts. I guarantee it. I have made this decision very thoughtfully and with full calculation, because what I say I do. The Government of Delhi and the people of Delhi are witnesses to this,” he said.

“This ₹1,000 to be received by each woman will be different from the monthly old-age pension, widow pension, disability pension or dependency pension already received by them. Similarly, if there are women in a family above 18 years of age, including daughter, daughter-in-law, mother-in-law or grandmother, they will all get ₹1,000 each,” he added.

Mr. Kejriwal said the future of Punjab could change in the same way as the AAP Government had changed it in Delhi. “All the pro-people models of Delhi can be implemented in Punjab in a more spectacular way. Therefore, this election must be fought together by all. This time the women in the house will decide who to vote for. Along with their votes, mothers and sisters should get the votes of all the men of the house as well to the Aam Aadmi Party, because this time a chance has to be given to Kejriwal,” he said.

Terming Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi a ‘fake Kejriwal’, Mr. Kejriwal said, “A very important thing is that a ‘Nakli Kejriwal’ is roaming in Punjab these days. The promises that I [real Kejriwal] had been making to the people of Punjab, two days later the ‘Nakli Kejriwal’ repeats the same thing. But let me tell you that this ‘Nakli Kejriwal’ only makes announcements, but does nothing in reality. Therefore, the people of Punjab should beware of this ‘Nakli Kejriwal’ [Mr. Channi). Only the real Kejriwal will do the job,” he said.

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