Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday staged protests outside the official residence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in support of teachers, who he said were being treated as ‘bonded labours’ by the AAP government.
Sidhu said, “An ounce of performance is worth a pound of preachment, practice what you preach Arvind Kejriwalji. Delhi School Teachers say they are treated as bonded labour & daily wagers, paid per day, no payment for holidays or weekends, No guarantee of contract, removed without notice!”
Reminding Kejriwal about his 2015 poll promises, Sidhu said, “In your 2015 manifesto you promised 8 lakh new jobs and 20 new colleges in Delhi, where are the jobs and colleges? You have given only 440 Jobs in Delhi. On the contrary of your failed guarantees, unemployment rate of Delhi has increased by almost 5 times in last 5 years!!”
“In 2015 there were 12,515 job vacancies for teachers in Delhi but in 2021 there are 19,907 job vacancies of teachers in Delhi. While AAP Govt is filing up vacant posts through guest lecturers,” Sidhu added.
Kejriwal, for his part, is busy travelling to Goa, where assembly polls are scheduled to be held in February next year. While in Goa, Kejriwal took a leaf out of Narendra Modi’s book to make new promises to pay Rs. 1,000 to every woman above the age of 18.