CM Kejriwal promises 85% job reservation but here’s the catch

New Delhi: AAP supremo and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday promised to provide 85 per cent job reservations to localities in the national capital only if the Delhi gets full statehood status.

Apart from promising 85% reservation, Kejriwal has also promised housing for all city residents while dressing separate rallies in Malviya Nagar and Burari where he had pushed for full statehood status to Delhi.

“The day Delhi becomes a full state, 85% of all jobs in Delhi will be reserved for Delhiites. I also promise that two lakh new jobs will open up within 48 hours of Delhi becoming a full state. Thirdly, all contractual employees will be regularised,” Kejriwal said in his speech at Malviya Nagar.

He also repeated his promise to give every family a house in 10 years. “The day Delhi gets full statehood, I promise 10 years from then, every family that is a voter from the national Capital will have a house to live in,” the Kejriwal said.

Addressing the issue where the winning party has now power in the state and only has to run according to Centre, he said: “For every project why should Delhi government seek permission from the Centre? What is the point of winning 67 of the 70 assembly seats if the elected government has no power? In 70 years, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Odisha, Assam, and Goa became full states, but Delhi is still stuck. What wrong have Delhiites done to face this partiality?” .