10 promises fulfilled by AAP in Punjab that may bolster its chances to win Jalandhar West Bye Polls 2024

Apart from Bhawant Mann's shifting bases to Jalandhar, there are multiple promises that have been fulfilled by the Punjab Government and many are also under the pipeline.

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With a few days to go for the Jalandhar West Bye-Elections 2024, all political parties have braced themselves to woo the voters. Jalandhar has started to hold a significant position when it comes for political parties to keep a hold on it. Even Prime Minister Modi carried out a rally in Jalandhar before the Lok Sabha Elections 2024 however, could not woo the voters. With Jalandhar West seat up for grabs in the Bye Polls, AAP has fielded Mohinder Bhagat, BJP has fielded Sheetal Angural, Congress has fielded Surinder Kaur and SAD has fielded Surjit Kaur as their candidate. With the voting for Jalandhar West Bye Polls slated to take place on July 10, AAP is witnessing an edge over other parties especially Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann's master stroke to shift his bases to Jalandhar and actively participate in AAP's campaign for bye polls. Apart from Bhawant Mann's shifting bases, there are multiple promises that have been fulfilled by the Punjab Government and many are also under the pipelines. Hence, these fulfilled promises and upcoming projects may help AAP to win people's trust in upcoming Jalandhar West Bye Elections 2024- 

Top promises fulfilled by AAP

  1. The Aam Aadmi Party had in July 2022 implemented its poll promise of providing 300 units of power free to each consumer every month. Since then it has directly benefited 88% consumers including people of Jalandhar to the tune of Rs 11,500 crore.
  2. AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated the first ‘School of Eminence’ in Amritsar in September last year. The Bhagwant Mann government showcased it as an important milestone in the ‘sikhiya kranti’ (education revolution) promised by the party. 
  3. The school in Amritsar was one of the 118 government schools that are slated to be transformed into state-of-the-art Schools of Eminence (SoEs) in the state for classes 9 to 12.
  4. As per reports, 14 schools have been inaugurated, the work for makeover of another 13 is expected to be completed by July, 2024. 
  5. In two years of its governance, the Bhagwant Mann-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has reportedly provided jobs to 42,924 persons in 40 state departments. 
  6. The Bhagwant Mann-government also reportedly organised 3,530 placement camps for 2.04 lakh people with a view to help them secure private sector jobs. 
  7. Services of a large number of contract employees were also regularised in the last two years.
  8. After the completion of its one year of governance, Punjab CM Mann said his government gave MSP on 'moong' crop and Rs 1,500 per acre for promoting direct seeding of rice and also cleared sugarcane dues of Rs 392 crore. Thereafter, in 2024, CM Mann mediated between between Union Ministers and farmer leaders. He also informed that the farmers has requested a guarantee for Minimum Support Price (MSP) on the purchase of pulses.
  9. The Bhagwant Mann government continued to support to free bus travel for women in Punjab that was implemented by the previous government. 
  10. On the completion of two years of governance, it was reported that Punjab government has set up 829 Mohalla clinics with free testing facilities. More than one crore people have availed treatment at 'aam aadmi clinics' in Punjab, State Health Minister Balbir Singh was quoted saying. 

During the Lok Sabha campaign, Chief minister (CM) Bhagwant Mann had said his government was working to fulfill its last guarantee of providing Rs 1,000 per month to women. Therefore, this is another major promise that maybe fulfilled in the upcoming days.