Delhi Budget: Road repair to be major thrust area, says Kejriwal
Delhi Budget: Road repair to be major thrust area, says Kejriwal

Delhi economy booming : Kejriwal

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New Delhi, Feb 26 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that Delhi's economy has witnessed a boom in the past years as compared to the other states in the country.

However, expressing concerns over Delhi not being given complete statehood, the CM said that had the full statehood being granted to Delhi the promises we had made earlier would have been fulfilled by now as many factors came in way to achieve those objectives.

Addressing the post budget session press conference here on Tuesday, he expressed satisfaction and confidence over the fact that the budget this time is in favour of all sections of the society and has been prepared keeping in view the rich, poor, students, teachers, businessmen, Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians and people of other religions, castes, people from the marginalised sections, SC STs and everyone.

He claimed that the way AAP government was running in Delhi was an example for others.

The CM stressed on the fact that the budget has emphasized on the problems of farmers, further saying that if the farmer gets the right price for his produce, he does not seek anything else.

Mr Kejriwal added that the farmers have been since long demanding the implementation of the Swaminathan Commission Report and he said that this time Delhi government will be the first to implement the same in the whole country.

Education and Health are the priority of the budget, said Mr Kejriwal adding that the government will be successful in doubling the number of the beds in the hospitals by the year end that is from 10000 to 20000.

He said that the real growth and development was the preparation and development of humans and people were important for the government.

He said that this year new entrepreneur development programs will be started in schools and emphasis will be on building individuals who can generate jobs.

Eleven incubation centres will be started for producing entrepreneurs.

Taking a dig at those who earlier critised the AAP government saying that the way they are working they will disrupt the economy. Mr Kejriwal said that the condition of the organisations such as the power distributor and the Jal Board are far better at present compared to the past despite providing subsidies to the people of Delhi.

Expressing great concern over the budget allotted to Delhi by the centre compared to the amount of tax contribution by the people of Delhi, he said that allotment compared to the contribution in the income tax was very less and said it was exploitation of the people of Delhi.