Bhavnagar (Gujarat): Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Sunday asserted that people of Gujarat have made up their mind to give mandate in favour of Aam Aadmi Party by ousting BJP from power.

Addressing the gathering here the Chief minister said that winds of change blowing in favour of AAP have transformed into storm. Lashing out against Congress, the Chief Minister said that the party vociferously raising the issue of change in Gujarat but this party has been reduced to ‘MLA Exchange Party’ as most of its MLAs are being pouched by other parties. Slaming BJP for the miserable condition of common man in the state, Bhagwant Mann said that the saffron party is responsible for plundering the wealth of the people.

The Chief Minister said that people of Gujarat are confronting same problems as were witnessed in Punjab prior to 2022 polls. He said that Gujarat is facing severe agriculture crisis, schools and hospitals are in shambles and the situation of roads are in pitiable situation, a situation which was in Punjab before 2022 polls. Bhagwant Mann said that the situation can change only if the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is voted to power.

Listing the several path breaking initiatives of the Aam Aadmi Government in Punjab, the Chief Minister said that from July 1 onwards the Punjab government has provided 600 units of free power to people in every bill cycle. He said that as a result of this around 50 lakh households out of total 72.66 lakh, which was roughly 68.71 %of total) have got zero power bill in the month of September. Likewise, Bhagwant Mann said that more than 17,000 government jobs have been given to the youth in last six months.

Similarly the Chief Minister said that his government is against the exploitative contractual system of jobs due to which they had started process of regularising services of more than 30,000 contractual employees in state. Bhagwant Mann said that he has launched anti-corruption helpline after which corrupt elements are being put behind the bars. He said that only an honest government can take such path breaking and pro-people initiatives

The Chief Minister said that in order to tackle the menace of stray cattle efficaciously, the state government is strengthening the Gau Sewa Commission. He said that the motive is to reduce the fatalities due to accidents caused by stray cattle on one hand and to ensure proper upkeeps of cow on the other. Bhagwant Mann said that efforts are afoot to ensure judicious utilisation of cow cess for welfare of cattle.

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