Nearly two months after it formed the government in Delhi, the AAP is planning to hold two rallies in the capital over the weekend to raise the issues faced by farmers and those living in unauthorised colonies. With Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressing both rallies, an announcement about compensation for farmers affected by unseasonal rains this year is expected on Saturday, party sources said.
“At Mundka on Saturday, Arvind is likely to announce relief to farmers whose crops were affected by rains in the last few weeks. He will hear their grievances and is likely to speak about the AAP government’s policy for farmers. A lot of farmers in the capital have been affected, especially those living near the Yamuna banks. All these farmers are likely to attend the Mundka rally,” an AAP source said.
Apart from monetary compensation, the government is also expected to announce a relief scheme for farmers.
On Sunday, the AAP chief is going to address a gathering in Karawal Nagar on the issues faced by residents of unauthorised colonies. AAP MLA from Karawal Nagar Kapil Mishra said, “It is for the first time that a government has opened registrations in unauthorised colonies.
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People have been given ownership rights to their properties in these colonies. Until now, political parties and past governments had not taken necessary steps for bringing respite to these residents.”
“Providing basic amenities in these areas is our primary focus. Maps and frameworks are being developed within a given time-frame following which steps will be taken to ensure that basic amenities reach these colonies in a year’s time,” Mishra said.