Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann sets target to new ministers
The country is talking about Punjab Chief Minister and his proactive administration soon after he takes oath as the Chief Minister. His pro-people decisions was appreciated by all, Kejriwal said in a virtual meeting with AAP MLAs.
Chandigarh: Aam Aadmi Party National convener, Arvind Kejriwal lauded Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann for setting a target for newly sworn-in ministers of Punjab.
During a virtual meeting with ruling party MLAs of Punjab, Mr. Kejriwal said that “ Bhagwant Mann has covered a lot of ground within just three days, he said, pointing to the initial announcements by the new government.
The country is talking about Punjab Chief Minister and his proactive administration soon after he takes oath as the Chief Minister. He has already removed the security cover to old ministers and gave security to the public, Mr. Kejriwal said in the meeting.
Compensation was given for wasted crops. "He also announced Anti-Corruption Action Line, after which the people in Delhi started getting calls... improvements have started on their own," he added.
In one of his earliest decisions, Mr Mann has also approved filling up 25,000 vacant posts in various state departments, including 10,000 in the police force.
Kejriwal advised newly-elected MLAs not to sit in Chandigarh, they should be available for the public at their constituencies. He said that the party's mantra is that an MLA will roam among the people, will go to villages.
"The people of Punjab have selected diamonds and we have to work as a team of 92 people under the leadership of Bhagwant Mann… I am just his elder brother," he added.
In his address, Mr. Mann went back to the basics, exhorting the MLAs to be punctual, open an office in every town of their constituency and work 18 hours a day.
"In Delhi, I have been watching. Every MLA and minister is surveyed to see what people say about him. Some negative feedback came in the survey of 21-22 MLAs. Their ticket was canceled and given to others who also won," he added.
Aam Aadmi Party won a massive mandate in Punjab in the recently concluded assembly elections and Mr. Mann took oath as the Chief Minister earlier this week.
On Saturday, 10 AAP MLAs, one of them a woman, were inducted into the new cabinet led by Mr. Mann, who took oath on Wednesday. There are 18 berths in the cabinet, but Mr. Mann has opted for a lean team.
The Aam Aadmi Party had bagged 92 seats in the 117-member Punjab Assembly, decimating the Congress, the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bahujan Samaj Party combine, and the BJP-Punjab Lok Congress-SAD (Sanyukt) alliance.