“Provide free ride to women instead”: Kejriwal taunts Rupani over Rs 191 crore plane


Kejriwal said that opposition parties were getting “uncomfortable” by the AAP government’s schemes for facilitating people

New Delhi: On Sunday taking a veiled dig at his Gujarat counterpart Vijay Rupani, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that instead of buying a Rs 191 crore-plane for himself he finds preferable to provide a free ride to women in public transport buses.

Kejriwal said that opposition parties were getting “uncomfortable” by the AAP government’s schemes for facilitating people.

At Rithala Kejriwal said “We allowed free travel to women in public transport buses and the opposition raised noise over it. People ask where did the money for it come from. The chief minister of a state bought a plane worth Rs 191 crore for himself. I did not purchase a plane and instead made travel free for my sisters,”.

The women in Delhi have been allowed free travel in public transport buses by the AAP government from October 29. The move has come before the Delhi Assembly polls due early next year has been criticized by the BJP as a “freebie” for political gains.

After inaugurating the construction of roads in Rohini, Kejriwal said opposition parties in Delhi are not happy with his government’s schemes for the people. “We made 200 units of power consumption free and opposition leaders are opposing it. BJP MPs get free 4,000 units free, but if a driver gets it, they just don’t like,”.

The Delhi CM Kejriwal said that the cost of road construction will be brought down by reusing old road material. He also said the new roads will be constructed by digging up the old ones and recycling the dug up material. He said this technique will save 30 percent of construction costs.

The technique which will overcome the problem of the uneven road surface was available earlier but was not employed due to corruption said Kejriwal.

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