Kejri promises Wi-Fi for aam aadmi, new colleges

Launching a blitzkrieg to rope in young voters, the Aam Aadmi Party announced that it will deliver free public Wi-Fi, assured college education, mortgage-free loans, over half-a-lakh immediate recruitments and strict drug policing.

The five-point poll plank was unveiled at the launch of AAP’s ‘Delhi Dialogue’ campaign on Saturday.

As part the initiative, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal said that if elected, the party will establish 20 new city government-funded colleges to ensure “guaranteed” opportunity for higher education to students passing out of Delhi schools.

“The youths of Delhi have immense talent, but they still don’t get admissions in colleges. We will establish 20 colleges in Delhi and increase the number of seats in existing colleges,” Kejriwal said.

“It is possible, we have done all calculations.”

During the short-lived AAP government in Delhi, former city education minister Manish Sisodia had proposed 90 per cent reservation for locals in Delhi University’s fully funded colleges. But the university had blocked the proposal, citing its central character.

The party said students passing out from Delhi schools who wish to pursue diploma or degree courses after class 12 will be given mortgage-free loan by banks with only one criterion, the securing of admission.

Among the party’s offerings is a city centric skill development mission, technological incubators in universities and colleges, and three million square feet of incubation space for growth of business start-ups. 

Sounding the poll bugle, the party also made an ambitious pitch for first WiFi-enabled, corruption-free and drug-free capital.

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Reminding the achievements of the AAP’s 49 days in government, Kejriwal said, “We promised audit on power companies in Delhi and gave orders for audit within a week of coming to power. We gave 20,000 litres of water for free to the people of Delhi.”

“If you ask anyone, they will tell you three things about AAP. The first is that we are honest. Nobody is skeptical about AAP’s honesty. Second is we always do what we say. And the third is we are brave.”

The former Delhi chief minister said that November 26, which is the foundation day of the party, will be celebrated as “Women’s Safety Day”.

The AAP had won 28 seats in the 70-member House in the last Assembly polls.

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