Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said he was confident that students of Delhi University (DU) would “support clean politics just like the people of Delhi had in the Assembly elections”.
Kejriwal said the government planned to launch the “Higher Education Credit Guarantee Scheme”, a loan scheme for students, by handing out the first cheque on September 8.
Kejriwal was speaking at a rock concert organised by the Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS), AAP’s student wing, at the Talkatora Stadium ahead of the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) polls scheduled on September 11.
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The AAP government had in June approved the “Higher Education Credit Guarantee Scheme” under which loans up to Rs 10 lakh would be provided to students pursing higher education in the capital, without any collateral or third-party guarantee or margin money.
Wooing the students, Kejriwal also spoke of his government’s plans to provide free Wi-Fi and create more job opportunities for the youth.
Thousands of students had queued outside the stadium to attend the concert, with many disappointed after they were unable to enter the venue.
The students blamed the AAP for mismanagement, alleging that twice the number of passes had been distributed over the stadium’s capacity.
“We all have passes, but still can’t enter because the stadium just can’t hold so many people,” said Rohit, a student.
The concert featured Raghu Ram of MTV Roadies fame and singers Vishal Dadlani and Shilpa Rao.
CYSS candidate Garima Rana too addressed the students.