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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Kejriwal pokes holes in Goa govt’s ‘achievements’

Panaji: As the Aam Aadmi Party prepared for the 2017 state assembly elections, Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party supremo, Arvind Kejriwal continued to put pressure on the Laxmikant Parsekar government.
Speaking during a special public interaction
'Talk to AK', Kejriwal pin-pointed loopholes in Goa's infrastructure, health and education system while comparing his government's work in Delhi.
Whilst listing the overspending and missing of deadlines by other state governments, Kejriwal mentioned that the under construction Mandovi Bridge, work of which began in June 2014, had missed its deadline again.
"The bridge, whose original sanctioned budget was 470 crore is not yet complete and its estimated cost has increased to 886 crore," he said.
Kejriwal also took a swipe at Goa's education system, while highlighting the work done by Delhi's deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia who also handles the education portfolio.
"We took the construction of new schools and classrooms at war footing in Delhi. The infrastructure of these schools can be matched with any of the private schools in Delhi. If we can improve the situation in Delhi, it can be improved in places like Goa, Punjab and Gujarat as well," Kejriwal said.
Talking about how his three-tier health clinic scheme in Delhi was even appreciated by the American media, Kejriwal, who is targeting a majority in the upcoming polls in Goa, mentioned the state's name while listing the states in which there was a need to improve health services.
"Delhi has an honest government which is utilizing money judiciously and giving free health services to its people. If this can be done in Delhi it can be improved in Goa, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh as well."
In his initial comments, the AAP leader stated that the idea to hold the public program came after an interaction with college students of Goa in Ponda.
'Talk to AK' was a public conference in which Kejriwal communicated with people through telephones, SMS, and Twitter.

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