If the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) wins the Bengaluru municipal body elections, it will ensure Mohalla (neighbourhood) clinics in every part of the IT capital, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has said, promising to replicate the ‘Delhi model’ of governance in the city.
The AAP, which holds the power in Delhi, intends to contest in all wards of the local body. “The party would also dwell on education and good infrastructure,” Sisodia told reporters after the launch of the party’s first Mohalla Clinic in the city.
“If the Aam Aadmi Party comes to power in the Bengaluru Municipal elections it will set up such Mohalla clinics across the city. This is our objective. Let the people get an idea that
this is what the government should do,” he said.
Sisodia said about 70 tests would be done free of cost and AAP would provide medicines in the Mohalla Clinic. He claimed that the Mohalla Clinics are admired worldwide because of its neatness, hygiene, free treatment and tests.
He said AAP has laid emphasis on education, resulting in government school students in Delhi getting into IITs, and health care. Sisodia said the government’s job is “not to mint money, construct buildings after buildings, extort money or look for a cut in public works.”
“It’s job is to set up such Mohalla Clinics and good government schools, as in Delhi, which has never been done before.”
To a question, Sisodia said some parties indulge in caste and religion based politics for their survival as they do not have any public-oriented works to show. “AAP got public support in Delhi as people wanted their children to get better health, education, jobs and a good future,” he said.
The Arvind Kejriwal-led party had contested the 2018 assembly elections in Karnataka but didn’t win any seats.