Delhi News: Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia unveiled a 69,000 crores budget for the year 2021-22 on Tuesday. This was Delhi’s first paperless budget, was presented digitally and had “deshbhakti” patriotism as its central theme for the financial year as the country will be celebrating its 75th Independence Day on August 15th 2021.
Starting from Friday, March 20th Delhi will be gearing up for a 75-week long celebration says, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. A tiny portion of the budget for this year has been allocated towards Independence Day commemorations like installing new flag posts at places, observing lives of freedom fighters and to support families of freedom fighters.
As a part of the budget for this 75-week long commemorations, Rs.45- crore has been allocated for installing new flag posts, Rs.10-crore and Rs.15-crores for spreading awareness on lives of Bhagat Singh and Dr. B.R Ambedkar. Also, Rs.26-crores has been allocated separately to families of freedom fighters.
Delhi Budgets have allocated Rs.16,377 crores for Education and 1,293 crores for renovation of Health sector, Rs.50 crores for Aam Aadmi Nishuk COVID-19 vaccine Yojana, Rs.25 crores for Promoting Yoga in the state and budgets for special Mahila Mohalla Clinics in Delhi. In a 1.5-hour long speech by Manish Sisodia announced these plans.
Manish Sisodia also announced confidently that by 2047, Delhi will have a Per Capita Income equal to that of Singapore and will have the best standards of living in the entire country. He also said that Delhi state will bid to host the 2048 Olympics in the state. The budgets for this year have increased by 4% or Rs.4,000 crores compared to last year.
AAP’s Strategy to expand into other States of India:
The current Delhi budget are seen crucial to AAP’s future and current expansion into other states of India like Goa, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Gujarat, which are going for elections in 2022. As opposition parties in these five states are significantly weakening day by day, AAP is seeing prospects of itself being a strong alternative in these states.
Though winning a majority might be a distant dream for now for AAP, if it could successfully plant itself firmly in states like Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Gujarat with at least 10-15 seats, its chances of becoming a worthy opponent in the Assemblies of these states will eventually gain them a victory if consistent efforts are being put in.
AAP’s future transformation into a National party will not be possible without its presence in Uttar Pradesh. Till now AAP’s strongest cards have been its consistent Health and Education development. AAP knows very well that it cannot do the same mistake as Congress and will prevent itself being called anti-Hindu or anti-India.
AAP is openly embracing Hinduism in its politics as it unveiled its “Ten Principles” inspired by Ram Rajya. AAP Leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal openly told in Delhi Assembly that he is devotee of Lord Hanuman and his party will follow the Ten Principles of Ram Rajya to develop Delhi.
AAP is also clear that it can be religious but cannot be communal. AAP is now looking to dive first in Local Polls of new states rather than jumping right into big Assembly elections and Centre elections.