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Allowance for jobless, quota for locals: Arvind Kejriwal's Goa promise

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New Delhi, Sep 21: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday assured an unemployment allowance of Rs 3,000 and 80 per cent quota in private sector jobs for locals if Aam Aadmi Party is voted to power in Goa.

Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal also said that he would fight corruption and ensure at least one unemployed person from each household found a job.

"Youth told me that if one wants a govt job here, they need to know any minister, MLA-it's not possible to get govt job in Goa without bribe/recommendation. We'll end this. Goa's youth will have right over govt jobs here," Kejriwal said.

"Families dependent on tourism became unemployed due to COVID, they'll be given Rs 5000/month until their employment is restored. Mining-dependent families are suffering due to closure of mines, they will also be given Rs 5000 per month until the mining resumes," he added.

"We will make a Skill University in Goa where children will be able to learn their preferred skill after class 12th so that they can become employable," he further said.

Kejriwal also tried to woo the people dependent on the mining and tourism sectors, the major recruiters in Goa.

While mining came to a standstill after the Supreme Court ban, the COVID-19 induced lockdown has adversely affected the tourism industry.

"Families dependent on the mining and tourism industries will get a monthly remuneration of Rs 5,000 till these sectors are resumed," he said.

Referring to the doorstep delivery of services introduced by the Pramod Sawant government, Kejriwal said a similar initiative was implemented by the Delhi government.

"As per our scheme, government officers go to the doorstep of people with the required facilities. People don''t have to move out of their homes," he said.

He claimed the Sawant government has been copying the Delhi government''s initiatives. "Why choose duplicate when you have original," he quipped.

In the 2017 Goa Assembly polls, the AAP had drawn a blank.

The Congress had then won the highest 17 seats in the 40-member House in Goa restricting the BJP to 13. Surprising the Congress, the saffron party allied with regional parties and came to power under the leadership of senior leader Manohar Parrikar, now deceased.

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