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Chicago IL: Adarsh Shastri, Aam Aadmi Party MLA from Dwarka constituency in Delhi and Parliamentary Secretary heading IT initiatives in Delhi government, was in Chicago past weekend to participate in Independence Day parade organized by FIA Chicago. Col CD Kamboj (retd), AAP leader from Punjab was present on the occasion as well. They addressed volunteers and supporters of the party in an event organized on Friday, August 19th at cascade banquets.
Mr Shastri highlighted the innovative solutions Delhi government has been implementing since they formed the government in field of Education or Healthcare or Transport and other areas. How a simple concept of Mohalla clinics, 105 of which are operational and additional 1000 are being planned to open by March 2017 across Delhi, are a game changer for poor people and even lower/upper middle class as quality and free healthcare is starting to be made available close to their pace of residence helping them not only financially by avoiding expensive private healthcare but also cutting down log travel times to hospitals. In addition to clinics, the existing hospital infrastructure has been drastically improved along with rolling out of free medicines in hospitals as well.
Several initiatives have been undertaken to reform education sector in Delhi with 8000 new class rooms being added from this year onwards in Delhi school system, significantly cutting down the number of students in each class. New state of art schools and skill training centers have been opened as well with a mission of making Delhi government operated schools better than education, infrastructure and other facilities being provided in private schools.
Corruption has largely reduced, highlights of which can be seen in the money being saved in construction of flyovers and other projects across Delhi where major projects are finishing under budget and before time without compromising on quality. The money saved from such budgeted initiatives is being routed to provide further benefits like free medicines to people of Delhi.
Shastri and Kamboj also shared significant progress being made by party not only in Punjab but state of Goa and Gujarat as well. Various dialogues that are underway across the state of Punjab and Goa to gather feedback from people in areas of drugs, unemployment & jobs, education, corruption, safety and security, farmer suicides and governance in general. Aam Aadmi Party will be releasing separate manifestos for each of these highlighted areas with concrete plans to address the issues raised by local people when party forms the government in Feb 2017. Both leaders encouraged the gathering to whole hardheartedly support the party to save Punjab from clutches of corrupt current and prior establishment who have pushed a flourishing state few decades back to absolute rock bottom as compared to other states in India.
AAP Chicago team Ajeet Singh (Convener), Lakhbir S Sandhu (co-convener),Atul Anand(Treasure) Gurmukh S Bhullar(Media Inchrage) Mat S Dhillon(secretary) and Gurinder S Sandhu(coordinator) and Satinder S Susana (Coordinator) welcomed the gathering and thanked them for their continued support to the party.