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In Goa, Kejriwal promises allowance for unemployed, 80% quota in jobs for locals

Taking a swipe at Chief Minister Pramod Sawant for starting a door-step delivery of services in Goa, Kejriwal said, "He's copying what was being done in Delhi. Why vote for duplicate, when you can vote for the original?"

By: Express News Service | Panaji |
Updated: September 21, 2021 2:18:13 pm
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Aam Aadmi Party national convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday announced that the AAP will bring in a law to reserve 80 percent private jobs in Goa for Goans. Kejriwal also said that, if voted to power, AAP will also provide an unemployment allowance of Rs 3000 per month to the families that have an unemployed youth and Rs 5000 per month to the families dependent on mining and tourism until their jobs are restored.

Kejriwal arrived in Goa on Monday to drum up support for his party ahead of Assembly polls early next year.

In a press conference held at a hotel in Mapusa, Kejriwal said that Haryana had brought a law reserving 80 percent jobs for its locals. “We will study that and bring about appropriate amendments according to Goan conditions.”

Stating that AAP has an “elaborate plan” for Goa, said he had seven announcements to make about jobs in Goa. Kejriwal said the party will also provide an unemployment allowance of Rs 3000 per month to the families that have an unemployed youth and Rs 5000 per month to the families dependent on mining and tourism until their jobs are restored. “We will arrange for one unemployed youth from every Goa house to get employment,” he added.

Taking a swipe at Chief Minister Pramod Sawant for starting a door-step delivery of services in Goa, Kejriwal said, “He’s copying what was being done in Delhi. Why vote for duplicate, when you can vote for the original?”

Kejriwal further said that the party will set up a transparent system. “I have been told by Goan youth that to get a government job in Goa, you have to know the MLA, be his friend or party worker. Nothing happens without influence or bribes. We will put an end to this. A common Goan youth will have the right to a government job in Goa.”

“We will start a skill university in Goa like we have in Delhi. Here, any child can learn any skill he/she wants after Class 12 after which they can get a job or start work on their own. Until they get employment they will be our responsibility,” Kejriwal said. The AAP’s plan also included new schools, hospitals, village clinics and road repairs, reviving mining and tapping the “infinite opportunities” in tourism.

Earlier this month, the AAP had started a campaign against the problem of unemployment in Goa and asked people to not vote for parties that have failed to provide jobs. “With unemployment at its peak, Goa’s youth are not getting jobs. Government jobs are available only to people with money and connections. Coming to Goa to discuss this issue with the People of Goa,” Kejriwal had tweeted on Monday.

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