Guwahati: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday invited his Assam counterpart Himanta Biswa Sarma for tea and lunch at his residence in Delhi, following Sarma’s threat to file a defamation case against Kejriwal if corruption allegations were made against him outside the assembly.
Kejriwal condemned Sarma’s threats and called them unbecoming of a chief minister. Upon arriving in Guwahati, Kejriwal criticised Sarma’s behaviour and praised the hospitality of the people of Assam.
In a Sankalp Sabha, Kejriwal promised free electricity and jobs for all youth in Assam if his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is voted to power in the upcoming election.
He claimed that the AAP government transformed Delhi in seven years and accused the BJP of engaging in dirty politics in Assam.
Kejriwal promised to provide piped water to all households in Guwahati within a year of the AAP government’s tenure in the state.
The AAP has implemented free electricity policies in Delhi and Punjab and plans to do the same in Assam if elected.
The party has also created employment opportunities for over 12 lakh people in Delhi and 28,000 people in Punjab.