Ludhiana: Senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and National Legal Head, Mr H.S Phoolka termed the first Delhi Budget presented in the Delhi Assembly as comprehensive, excellent and highly visionary. He labeled the budget as par excellence as compared to any Budget presented by any State Government or even the Centre. This Budget meant for welfare of all sections of the society in which not only the requirements but also the expectations of aam aadmi have been met, he said.
Making a comparison between Punjab Government and first Delhi Budget, Mr Phoolka said Rs 9836 crores out of total Budget outlay of Rs 41129 crores have been kept for educations. It makes approximate 25% of the total outlay and is 106% more than last year’s budget. 236 new schools will be opened every year. 20000 new teachers will be recruited. The target to make Delhi a fully literate state within 2 years is absolutely clear. Free wi-Fi in Delhi to start in Schools, Colleges and villages.
Phoolka said that last recruitment of teachers in Punjab was done 8 years ago in the last phase of Congress Government. All subsequent recruitment done later on in the state by Akalis-BJP has been done on contractual basis. These teachers are not even paid fully and on time. Also, no new school has been opened up during the Akali-BJP Government.
Above all, the Akali-BJP Government which label himself as farmer’s party has done nothing for the welfare of farmers. Not even a single penny has been paid to farmers whose rabi crop was damaged during last season due to rains though Akalis demanded Rs 10000/- per acre from the centre government. On the contrary, the Delhi Government has kept Rs 20000/- per acre in the Budget in case of total damage to crop, said Phoolka.
“Delhi government has kept 5085 crores for Transportation which is 8% of the total Budget provisions. 10000 new Buses will be added and 5500 new Auto permits will be issued.
Akalis – BJP Government wants to make State Transportation a loss making and defunct body so that their private transport could flourish in the state” he added.