Delhi Assembly Elections 2019: Sop shower as a battle for Delhi hots up
With the National Capital, Delhi set to go to the assembly elections in February next year, the AAP government has made many promises in recent weeks, including free rides for women on Metro trains and state-run buses and free electricity for monthly consumption of 200 units.
Addressing a gathering of visitors at his residence on Sunday, Aam Aadmi Party’s chief Arvind Kejriwal dared the BJP and Congress to announce a free electricity scheme, as his government did last week. He said that "BJP and Congress are not able to understand if they should support it or oppose it. They are calling it an election stunt. They are contesting elections in Maharashtra and Haryana, I challenge them to do a similar election stunt".
"Water, power, hospitals, schools and transport for women must be free for a dignified life. BJP should make its stand clear. It's election time. Let them do the same," the AAP chief said.
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Delhi's ruling party has also approved a new fleet of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses after a gap of nine years and promised property ownership for the residents of unauthorized colonies.