On Sunday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal slammed his critics for doubting the AAP’s election promise to transfer $1,000 per month to all women in Punjab if the party is elected in 2022.
“The Congress, BJP, and Akali Dal are criticising me, claiming that if this is done, the government’s coffers will be emptied,” Mr Kejriwal said in a video message in Punjabi.
He further said that these dynastic parties have ruled for years and have already depleted the state’s finances.
Mr Kejriwal stated last week that if the Aam Aadmi Party wins the Punjab assembly elections in 2022, $1,000 will be deposited monthly to the account of every woman in the state over the age of 18.
Some on social media questioned whether this was the best way to empower women.
Thousands of calls from women in Punjab have now been received, according to the AAP National Convenor, expressing their delight at the announcement.
The AAP, which was created in 2012, was the largest opposition party in Punjab during the last assembly election, but party leaders stated that they expected the party to do better this time.
If elected in the upcoming assembly elections, Mr. Kejriwal has already promised up to 300 units of free electricity for each household in Punjab, as well as 24-hour electricity and free treatment and drugs at government hospitals.
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