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AAP promises 13 guarantees for residents of poll-bound Goa

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The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday promised 13 guarantees for residents of poll-bound Goa with much in store for employment, mining, education, trade and healthcare sector. Addressing a press conference, AAP's national convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said if voted to power, his party would provide employment to everyone. “Those who are unable to find jobs, will receive ₹3,000 as unemployment allowance,” he said. Regarding the mining sector in the coastal state, Kejriwal said there are a lot of vested interests. “It is not possible that mining cannot be resumed. They (current dispensation) do not want it to resume it. Our intention is clean. We will resume mining within six months of forming the government in Goa. This is our second guarantee.”

Mining activities have remained suspended in Goa since 2018. In December last year, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) cleared a new policy to export iron ore dumps with chief minister Pramod Sawant saying the decision will help restart mining.



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