In his first major announcement shortly after taking over as CM, Arvind Kejriwal called for another press briefing and made said that his Govt will announce a subsidy so that women in the capital can have free golgappas.
Delhi CM said that this was a gift from his Govt to the women of the city on Women’s Day.
While speaking to the media Kejriwal said, “It has come to my notice that women have to travel to the outskirts of the city to enjoy chaat as the ones in the city serve golgappas which are expensive. So keeping ‘safety and accessibility’ of women in mind our Govt will ensure that they can enjoy chaat within the city for free.”
Sources say that that the scheme will take a few months before it can be implemented. There were few concerns over the shortage of puris given that free golgappas would increase the consumption.
A Govt official downplayed the fears and said. “We are carrying out a simulation. Arvindji and other officials will be devouring golgappas as a trial run to check if there could be a shortage in future. Everything is going as per planned. These shortage rumors are spread by members of the ruling party to jeopardize our plan.”
Many political experts opine that the Delhi CM’s latest move could be a game changer and will definitely boost the CMs image.
Many women young and old gave a huge thumbs up to the idea of free chaat. “I was not really enthu about free public transport but if you are offering me free golgappa, then I am sold,” remarked a college goer from South Delhi.
Rahul Gandhi too was all praise for Kejriwal’s idea. “I am sure if Kejriwalji was the captain of Titanic, he would have saved the ship from sinking,” he said while speaking to our reporter.