Gujarat Election: AAP Promises To Regularise Contract Workers

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor and Delhi Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced that if his party comes to power in Gujarat, it will regularise all the contract workers in the state.

NEW DELHI | Updated: 26 September, 2022 8:54 am IST
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal addressed a rally in Ahmedabad 

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor and Delhi Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced that if his party comes to power in Gujarat, it will regularise all the contract workers in the state.

Kejriwal also promised to give equal pay for equal work for all and end the contract system in Gujarat.

“AAP ensures equal pay for equal work, will bring an end to the contract work system, and, until then, will pay all workers directly into their bank accounts. Will end the system of bribery and recommendations in government jobs, every citizen will have an equal right of employment, jobs will be given on merit,” he said.

He said state governments across India are trying to reduce government jobs by hiring employees on contract. The AAP will never promote this culture.

“These people claim that government employees stop working when regularised, but Delhi’s government school teachers proved them wrong. In the last 27 years, they have never tried to talk to contract and outsourced employees. Don’t trust them if they approach you now,” Kejriwal said.

Kejriwal appealed to all contractual and outsourced employees of Gujarat to work towards changing the government this time. “Like Delhi, we will provide free healthcare to the people of Gujarat too. This is not a freebie, but a deed of virtue,” he added.

He also said if you vote for Congress-BJP, Sonia Gandhi’s son and Amit Shah’s son will thrive. If you vote for AAP, every child in Gujarat will thrive.

In Delhi, Kejriwal said, his government has arranged employment for 12 lakh youths, and in Punjab, the AAP government has issued 20 thousand government jobs in just six months.

“I want to tell the youths who raised the slogans of Modi-Modi to not change their slogans, but it is AAP whose government will give you employment and unemployment allowance,” he said.

He further added that if Gujarat has to be transformed like Delhi and Punjab, then it is time for the youth of Gujarat to stand up.

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