Rajkot : Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday promised Rs 40 per day for the upkeep of every cow in Gujarat and a shelter home for nonmilching cattle in every district of the state if the Aam Aadmi Party is voted to power .
Kejriwal’s announcement is a renewed push to counter the ruling BJP in Gujarat and attract Hindu voters , as per political experts .
The Aam Aadmi Party national convener also claimed that the BJP and opposition Congress have united to ” cutinto the AAP votes ” as according to an ” IB report ” , his party will form the next government in the state .
” In Delhi , we give Rs 40 per cow per day . The Delhi government gives Rs 20 and another Rs 20 is given by the municipal corporation . If the AAP is voted to power in Gujarat , then we will provide Rs 40 per cow per day for their upkeep , ” Kejriwal said at a press conference in Rajkot . Panjrapole ( shelters homes for cattle ) will be constructed in every district for nonmilching cows and those roaming on roads , Kejriwal said and also assured that the AAP government will take all necessary steps for the benefit of cows in the state .
His announcement has come at a time when panjrapole owners have been protesting against the Gujarat government over its alleged failure to release a package as promised for the shelter homes .
Asked about an auto – rickshaw driver in Ahmedabad , at whose house Kejriwal had dinner , supporting the BJP , the AAP convener said he does not discriminate against people on the basis of which party they support .
” Whether they are from the Congress or BJP , they all invite me for dinner . I visit them without considering which party they vote for . They can vote for any party they like . If you call me for a meal , I will not ask you which party you vote for , ” he said .
Kejriwal said if voted to power , the AAP will work for all people without discrimination on the basis of political party they belong to .
He claimed that the BJP and the Congress have come together in Gujarat in their bid to defeat AAP , and that the Congress has been given a task to ” eat into the AAP’s votes ” .