Arvind Kejriwal, leader of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), announced on Monday that if his party won the state’s upcoming Assembly elections, every young person in Gujarat would receive a job guarantee and a monthly unemployment payment of Rs 3,000. A few days prior, Kejriwal promised free electricity up to 300 units per month if elected in the BJP-ruled state where elections are scheduled for the end of the year.
The Delhi Chief Minister declared during a public rally in the Saurashtra region’s Veraval town of Gir Somnath district that if the AAP forms a government in Gujarat, his party will ensure that every unemployed youth finds employment within the next five years. Every unemployed youth will receive Rs 3,000 per month in unemployment benefits till we give them jobs, he said.
In one of his party’s pre-election “guarantees,” Kejriwal committed to filling 10 lakh vacant government positions. In addition, the AAP leader pledged to pass legislation that would punish those responsible for question papers from government recruitment exams that were leaked.