KEJRIWAL Accuses LG Of Sabotaging His Free Pilgrimage Scheme For Senior Citizens

DELHI Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has slammed Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal for not approving his government’s scheme to offer free pilgrimage for senior citizens. Under the “Mukhyamantri Teerth Yatra Yojana”, 77,000 people were proposed to be taken on free pilgrimage every year but the scheme needed LG  Baijal’s nod as Delhi is a Union Territory and its Chief Minister is not treated at par with Chief Ministers of other States and is not called counterpart of any state.”LG is practically obstructing every scheme and every project of Delhi (government). How do we run (a government) like this?” Kejriwal asked in a tweet.”My appeal to BJP – Don’t obstruct our work. I challenge your governments in other states to compete with us in work,” the Aam Aadmi Party leader added. Earlier, Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said the Lt Governor wanted the pilgrimage to be restricted to families below poverty line (BPL).”LG forgets that many children do not support their old parents. They would be happy to receive government support. And every government facility should not be restricted only to BPL,” Gahlot said.BJP and Congress allege that the scheme has been formulated by the AAP government to appease electorate who will face Lok Sabha poll early next .Kejriwal has failed the Delhiites and has not honoured his electoral promises, Congress Spokesperson said.(for image : courtesy The Indian Express)

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