National Chronicle

Here’s why Kejriwal is the first choice in East Delhi

New Delhi: According to a recent survey, more than 50 per cent people of Delhi want Arvind Kejriwal as their Chief Minister for the second and consequent time and a majority of it belongs to the middle and lower-middle-class Delhiites. Moreover, a large number of such people lives in areas such as Burari, Azadpur, Seelampur, Seemapuri, Mangolpuri, Kalyanpuri and even Shahdara.

Now, come to East Delhi that is spread from Seemapuri (ordering Ghaziabad) to Dallupura or Kalyanpuri (bordering Noida). People here are thinking to show a sign of victory to Aam Aadmi Party leader Kejriwal in the February 8 election.

People in Delhi are scheduled to cast their franchises on February 8 and counting of votes will be held on February 11. In the elections, the residents of East Delhi are making their mind to elect the “muffler man”.

“Things have changed in the past five years. Now I get even expensive medicines from the government hospital or even sometimes from the mohalla clinic. I have a limit income. Hence, many times it becomes difficult to undergo treatment as I suffer from diabetes and respiratory problem. But now I can cure myself due to pro-people policies of this government,” said Nadeem, a street vendor who lives in Kanti Nagar.

Besides, medical facilities several other reasons can be described as the AAP government’s positive aspects in the last five years.

“I don’t have an idea when I paid my electricity bill last time. I live in a rented room and don’t have many electric types of equipment. I use the power only to enlighten my accommodation in evening or night as remain out in the day. I have a small child and a small income. My only son goes to school. Now after saving electricity bill, I can save something for him,” said Sunita, domestic help and widow, unfortunately.

“I cannot leave a man who provides a good education to my daughter. She is in Class 3 and can count tables in English and she also wrote an essay on me (My Mother) in English. Now, she wants to become a lawyer. I am toiling hard to fulfil her dreams and thanks to Kejriwal who has made the government schools compatible with the private once,” said Pooja a factory labourer from Seemapuri.

Besides, Kapil Manchanda has own dreams. He works in a cloth showroom as a salesman in Laxmi Nagar but has done graduation from a University that provides part-time education facility.

“Working here is a part of my bad times but I won’t die as it is. My children won’t say that our father has done nothing for us. This government is trying to fix even contract-based employees. I am working hard to get a government job. If it happens then my life would be changed,” he said.

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