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Delhi CM seeks 10 days to resolve people’s problems

AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal takes charge as Delhi Chief Minister

Kejriwal said that he would accept the applications once the system was in place

AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal takes charge as Delhi Chief MinisterGhaziabad: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal today sought ten days time to formulate a system to address grievances and problems of the people in Delhi.

Kejriwal said that he would accept the applications of the people visiting him only after a system was in place. “I don’t want to give you false assurances. I will take the application when we put a system in place to resolve the problems,” he said.

He assured the visitors, who gathered in large numbers at his residence, that he needed the support of the people to establish such a system and without their backing, he would not be able resolve issues.

“We have just assumed power. It will take us sometime, seven to ten days to put a system in place to resolve your problems,” he said, addressing a gathering which included DTC employees and people from the Valmiki community.

Contractual employees meet Kejriwal to make them permanent employees

Meanwhile, a section of DTC drivers and conductors, employed on contractual basis, reached Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence to press for their demand to make them permanent employees of the city’s main public transport operator.

Around 1,000 drivers and conductors of the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) gathered outside Kejriwal’s house to congratulate him on becoming Chief Minister of Delhi.

The DTC staff, who have been working with the public transport operator on contractual basis, shouted slogans “Arvind Zindabad”, hoping that the newly sworn-in Chief Minister would work towards ending contractual employment.

“About 14,000 drivers and conductors have been hired on contractual basis by DTC. We have been working on contractual basis for around 10 years. Despite after such long service, DTC has still not made us permanent,” said Ramesh, a DTC driver.

Despite a number of drivers and conductors gathered outside Kejriwal’s house, Suresh, a bus conductor, said the DTC service across Delhi would not be affected as only a section of the DTC staff had come to visit the Delhi CM.

“Kejriwal during elections promised that he would finish “Thekari Pratha” (contractual service) in Delhi after becoming Chief Minister. We are very hopeful that Kejriwal would direct DTC to make us permanent,” said Deshpal, a driver.


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