Shankhnaad needed in MP, feels Arvind Kejriwal

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Nov 2017 10:48:45


Staff Reporter,

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s ‘Shankhnaad’ rally witnessed participation of good number of public, including contractual employees, women, children and senior citizens.
The rally, which was scheduled to start by 1 pm, started at around 3.30 pm and till then, other leaders of AAP, including State convener Alok Agrawal, National AAP leader Gopal Rai addressed the gathering. Patiently waiting for Arvind Kejriwal, the crowd seemed to be undeterred and as soon as he started speaking, they also raised slogans and took pledge against corruption.

Talking about this rally, Arvind Kejriwal said, there was a need of ‘Shankhnaad’ in the State, which is doomed with corruption in all sectors. He said, if his party comes to power in State, the very first task will be to remove corruption in health and education sector. Referring specifically to contractual employees, he said, AAP stands with them and will make every effort to give permanent status to employees. It has to be noted that MP Samvida Karmchari Adhikari Mahasangh is protesting against State Government for months.

‘Shankhnaad’ rally was organised at BHEL Dussehra Ground, marking the election campaign to contest Assembly elections. AAP candidates will contest State Assembly elections on 230 seats in the State. The election campaign will start with revealing the fact of corrupt practices in BJP Government since last 14 years in Madhya Pradesh. After addressing the gathering at Dussehra Maidan, Kejriwal addressed contractual employees at Ambedkar Maidan at 5 pm. He said that the demands of contractual employees are genuine. The State Government has adopted step-motherly attitude with the contractual employees. They got the employment through written examination, but still are devoid of any benefits of travel or medical allowance.

The corrupt practices of the State government need to be highlighted, which can be done only by authentic survey of statistics. Referring to a survey related with corruption done by Union Government, he said that, in Delhi, the percentage of corruption has come down to 81%, which is an achievement in itself and inspite of purchasing power from Madhya Pradesh, Delhi Government provides cheap power tariff to the power consumers. During the rally, AAP leaders raised issues of corruption in Government departments, commissioning game in electricity purchase, deteriorating health services, exploitation of farmers, mismanaged education services, disturbing law and order arrangements, increasing problem of unemployment and suicide of farmers and youngsters, corruption in implementation of welfare schemes. A tabloid of AAP was also released on the occasion. Pledge against corruption was taken by AAP workers with a huge ‘broom’, which is also the party symbol.