- Arvind Kejriwal will start 'Mission Punjab' from Moga with a big announcement today
- Under 'Mission Punjab', Kejriwal will visit various places in Punjab in the next one month
- AAP supremo will take part in a meeting organised by the party in Ludhiana
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday promised that Rs 1,000 per month will be transferred into the accounts of all women in Punjab if the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is voted to power in the 2022 assembly polls. He said that women play a crucial role in ensuring sustainability in society and to empower women, AAP will provide financial assistance to them.
Elderly women who are getting an old-age pension will continue to get that in addition to the Rs 1,000 to be credited into their accounts, Kejriwal, who started his two-day Punjab visit on Monday, said while addressing a gathering here.
"If we form a government in Punjab in 2022, then we will give every woman of the state, who is above 18 years of age, Rs 1,000 per month. If a family has three female members then each will get Rs 1,000. This will be the world's biggest women empowerment program," he said in Moga, adding to the list of freebies promised by him.
"In Punjab, a fake Kejriwal is roaming. Whatever I promise here, he repeats the same. In the entire country, only one man, Kejriwal, can bring down your electricity bill to zero. So beware of that fake Kejriwal," the AAP chief said.
Under the AAP's 'Mission Punjab', Kejriwal will visit various places in the state in the next one month to rally support for the upcoming state election polls.
The AAP, founded in 2012, had emerged as the main opposition in Punjab in the last assembly election but party leaders had admitted that they were expecting the party to fare better. In the 2017 Punjab Assembly polls, Congress won an absolute majority in the state by winning 77 seats and ousted the SAD-BJP government after 10 years. Aam Aadmi Party emerged as the second-largest party winning 20 seats in 117-member Punjab Legislative Assembly. The SAD could only manage to win 15 seats while the BJP secured 3 seats.
Kejriwal has already promised up to 300 units of free electricity for each household in Punjab, 24-hour electricity supply and free treatment and medicines at government hospitals if voted to power in the assembly elections due early next year.