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3 years of AAP Govt: Main focus on education and health, says Kejriwal


Our Correspondent / New Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said that the AAP Government has decided to that maximum budget amount will be allocated in education and health sector.

Addressing a programme on the completion of three years of the AAP Government in Delhi, Mr Kejriwal highlighted the work done by the Delhi Government in last three years.

On Health sector, he said by the end of this year, additional 3,000 beds in Delhi Government hospitals will be ready and by the next year 2,500 beds will be ready.

Kejriwal said that in the last three years since his government came to power, cases of corruption in the national capital have come down as the people elected an “honest government”.

“In the last three years there has been a drop in the corruption, because three years ago the people of Delhi elected an honest government,” Kejriwal said in a video message on the third anniversary of his government.

He said every single penny of the government funds is spent on development — electricity, water, mohalla clinics, hospitals, roads, school and colleges.

“We faced a number of hurdles but for your rights, we fought on every step and even God helped us,” the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor said.

“It is said when you follow the path of truth and honesty then all the visible and invisible forces of this universe help you. And my biggest strength is you and the blessings of God,” Kejriwal said.


Navjot Sidhu quits, BJP, Rajya Sabha; may join AAP



Cricketer-turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu today resigned from the BJP and Rajya Sabha. He is likely to join the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

There are speculations that the party may project him as AAP’s chief ministerial candidate. Sidhu handed over the resignation to the Rajya Sabha chairman in the afternoon. However, he has not resigned from the BJP primary membership.

Though a four-time MP, Sidhu was ignored at the recent rejig of ministers, where even some first-timers were made ministers.

Meanwhile, according to reports, Sidhu’s wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu has also resigned as chief parliamentary secretary in Punjab. There are reports that the couple are joining the AAP in Delhi.

Sources said Sidhu had asked the BJP leadership to break away from Akalis in Punjab. While the BJP is sticking to the Akalis for now. Perhaps it was after judging the “situation” in Punjab that BJP president Amit Shah decided to leave the planning of the Punjab strategy to the “big brother” Akalis.

Sources in the BJP say Sidhu used his Rajya Sabha nomination to leverage a “better deal” with the AAP.