AAP National Convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is on a visit to Uttarakhand's Kumaon region, addressed a press conference on Sunday. Kejriwal's visit to the state comes ahead of assembly polls next year. Addressing the press conference, Kejriwal today promised 1 lakh government jobs within 6 months of government formation in the state. He also said the Aam Aadmi Party would reserve 80 per cent of job opportunities for the local people of the state. Unless jobs are provided, Kejriwal said his party would give Rs 5,000 a month to people. Ahead of
Kejriwal's visit to Uttarakhand, Colonel (Retd.) Ajay Kothiyal, the Chief Ministerial face of the party in Uttarakhand said on Sunday that Kejriwal will unveil the party's vision and discuss the issue of migration from the state.
"Kejriwal will communicate with the youth regarding the party's vision. He will also give his opinion on the resolution of the issue of migration from the state. The youth of this state is directionless and has no future here. There is no employment, education and healthcare. Corruption is high and so is migration from this state," Kothiyal said.
He stated that AAP will carry out the agenda of "Uttarakhand Nav Nirman".
Assembly polls are scheduled to be held in Uttarakhand next year and the AAP has said it will contest the polls and raise development issues.
Earlier, Kejriwal has announced that Ajay Kothiyal, a retired colonel, will be AAP's chief ministerial candidate in the state.
In the last Assembly polls in 2017, BJP won 56 seats while Congress bagged 11 seats in 70-member Uttarakhand Assembly. BJP's vote share was 46.51 per cent, on the other hand, Congress secured 33.49 per cent vote share.