Jalandhar, June 15
Delhi Chief Minister and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal along with his Punjab counterpart Bhagwant Mann on Wednesday flagged off luxury buses for the Indira Gandhi International Airport from here.
The flag hoisting ceremony took place at the local Shaheed Bhagat Singh Inter-State Bus Terminal. Teams from Chandigarh and New Delhi had come here on Monday to check the arrangements and inspect the site. The DC and the Commissioner of Police also reviewed the arrangements.
Earlier in the day, the mini bus operator protested at the local bus stand regarding their demands.
Highlights of Mann’s address
Today we are going to eliminate such a mafia, which was protected by all the previous governments.
– The private company was charging extortion from Rs 4000 to Rs 5000 per trip even in extreme circumstances.
The previous governments did not follow proper rules and hence could not run these buses.
The facilities in our service will be better than Mercedes buses.
We don’t want our NRIs to feel cheated while coming or going from Punjab.
Highlights of Kejriwal’s address
Arvind Kejriwal described the Bhagwant Mann government as “stiff honest”, which did not hesitate to take “hard decisions”.
Now there is ‘Imandar Sarkar’ in Punjab. Government buses did not run in the previous buses.
– In 3 months, we have changed the scenario with same set of officers and employees.
Buses going from here will get good response in Delhi.
This is my first visit to Punjab since the swearing-in ceremony of the new government.
In 70 years, such tough decisions against corruption and such attack has never been seen in the last 3 months.
– Only ‘katad imaandar’ sarkar can take ‘kachor decisions’.
We took courage and sacked our minister and sent him to jail.
We have set a unique example.
– Only Mann had the video and no one had the evidence, not even the media. But Mann dared to act.
There was a mafia of SPG transfer, IG transfer etc.
Officers who were in the side line and never got field posting, they are now getting a chance to work. He never paid for the posting.
5500 acres of land has been taken back from illegal occupants.
On 1 April, Mann ended the education mafia by telling schools not to increase fees and gave parents the freedom to buy books from anywhere.
Teachers will be regularized in the coming budget session.
We have also abolished the system of multiple pension of MLAs.
False propaganda against AAP government regarding law and order.
Now if the crime is committed, the accused gets arrested in 24 to 36 hours.
It took us only 3 days to solve the case in Mohali bomb blast.
In the Moosewala case, we brought the gangster from Delhi jail.
There was a bomb blast in 2017 but the government did not take action. This attitude will no longer work.
No need to feel insecure anymore.
We have arrested 130 gangsters in 3 months.
VIP culture was prevalent in jails, which is over now.
Gangsters, leaders used to get special cells in jails.
MSP on moong for farmers is my dream which is sure to be fulfilled now.
The addiction will end but it will take time.
We got 92 seats in Punjab, so I understand that people here have high hopes from us.
Just keep believing in us. Be patient. We will soon make Punjab with a population of 3 crores ‘Rangala’.