NEW DELHI: At a time when India and China are engaged in a tense face-off along the LoC, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal has laid out a vision for Punjab, which includes an ambitious target of the state overtaking China in industrial growth.
‘This spirit if utilized properly can be duly used for taking Punjabi industry ahead of China’, Kejriwal said.
Speaking at the ‘Sarkaar Sannatkaar Milni’ event, he emphasized the potential of Punjab’s entrepreneurial spirit and work ethic. He highlighted that the state, known for its industrious people, has already secured investments worth Rs 50,000 crore, which will create 2.86 lakh jobs for the youth.
‘Punjabis are born entrepreneurs and leaders due to which they have proved their mettle across the globe because the hard work and resilience of the Punjabis is unmatched due to which they excel in every sphere.’
In a candid critique of the previous government, the 51-year-old leader highlighted a challenging period when industrialists were fleeing the state due to concerns of exploitation. He noted that under the current administration, the primary objective is to propel the local industry of the state to a level ten times greater than its current stature.
This ambitious vision aims to not only retain existing industries but also attract new investments and foster a climate of growth and trust among industrialists.
In a departure from the common perception of political leaders’ actions during election seasons, Delhi’s Chief Minister emphasized that his interaction was not motivated by the pursuit of votes but rather by a genuine commitment to support and stand with the industrial sector. He underscored the fact that in Punjab, industrial development is progressing systematically and with a well-thought-out plan.
Importantly, Kejriwal’s message centered on the youth of Punjab, positioning them as a driving force for the state’s economic growth and comparing their potential to that of China. He stressed that the present government is actively working to support and promote businesses and industries in Punjab, aiming to resolve longstanding issues faced by industrialists.