Last Updated: August 25, 2022, 21:21 IST
The Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday promised Delhi-style mohalla clinics and sops for families of defence personnel if voted to power in Himachal Pradesh, as part their second set of “guarantees” for the upcoming assembly elections.
The announcement was made at a public meeting in Una, which was addressed by Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia and Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann.
Sisodia said, on the lines of Delhi and Punjab, AAP will provide good quality and free health services to all, which includes diagnostic tests, medicines and surgery. Each ward of a village will have ‘Mohalla clinics’, new health institutions will be opened and every hospital will have state of the art facilities, he announced.
And in an attempt to woo the families of the defence personnel from the state, Sisodia announced that the families of personnel from the Armed forces, Para military forces and State Police, martyred in action, will be given a ‘Tribute amount’ of Rs one crore each.
While addressing the gathering Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann alleged that the BJP had been waving off huge sums of loans to their `well wishers’ even while burdening the common man with more taxes.
He said AAP will go all out in Himachal Pradesh in the coming Assembly elections and on the lines of Delhi and Punjab usher in more development for the people of the state. Among others who attended the meeting included AAP Rajya Sabha member Sandeep Pathak and party president of Himachal Pradesh, Surjit Thakur. The AAP leaders also released a booklet mentioning the party’s ‘guarantees’ to the people of Himachal Pradesh on behalf of AAP Supremo Arvind Kejriwal.