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AAP Leader Arvind Kejriwal Pledges Free Power, Quality Education, And Medical Care For Madhya Pradesh

Delivering his speech with his characteristic candor, Kejriwal subtly referenced Madhya Pradesh's Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, urging the public to place their trust in a new approach.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
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In a fervent address to a gathering in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh, Arvind Kejriwal, the prominent leader of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), presented a unique set of "guarantees" aimed at transforming the state's landscape. Kejriwal, who is recognized as the national convener of the AAP, seized the moment to unveil an ambitious plan encompassing diverse sectors.

Delivering his speech with his characteristic candor, Kejriwal subtly referenced Madhya Pradesh's Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, urging the public to place their trust in a new approach. "I heard there is a 'mama' (as the MP chief minister is popularly known) who has deceived his nephews and nieces. Don't trust him now… I am saying that your son, brother, and chacha (uncle) have come now. Believe in chacha (uncle) now," Kejriwal remarked, evoking both curiosity and enthusiasm, according to PTI.

Highlighting a stark departure from traditional party manifestos, Kejriwal emphasized his commitment to upholding these guarantees, differentiating them from the empty promises that often fade post-election. "Even leaders who release the manifesto of their respective political parties don't read that document, but Kejriwal's guarantees will be fulfilled," he asserted.

Among these visionary commitments, Kejriwal's focus on comprehensive education reform stood out. He vowed to establish high-quality schools offering free education and set forth an ambitious plan to bring free medical treatment to the forefront, including essential tests and surgeries. Kejriwal's proposed unemployment allowance of Rs 3,000 per month for jobless youth also promised economic empowerment.

The charismatic leader's appeal extended to power supply issues, where he pledged free electricity up to 300 units with a 24-hour uninterrupted service. Kejriwal's proposition to waive electricity bills up until November 30 captured public attention, promising immediate relief.

Kejriwal's promise to eradicate corruption and streamline government services resonated deeply, as he envisioned government officials reaching the citizens' doorsteps to provide services, mirroring successful models in Delhi and Punjab.

With the upcoming assembly elections in mind, Kejriwal unveiled his holistic "teerth darshan yojna," a pilgrimage plan catering to the elderly, showcasing his commitment to inclusivity.

In an unexpected turn, Kejriwal also underscored his commitment to the armed forces and first responders, asserting that the AAP government would grant a Rs 1 crore honorarium to the families of soldiers and constables who lose their lives in the line of duty.

The AAP's novel approach struck a chord with fellow politician Bhagwant Mann, Chief Minister of Punjab, who endorsed Kejriwal's governance model as a singular powerful engine, rendering the "double engine" metaphor obsolete.

Mann also invoked a humorous parallel, alluding to the 2016 currency note ban and the distinct colors of currency notes, cleverly questioning whether they matched the Prime Minister's jackets.

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