Kejriwal said he would accept the applications of people visiting him for redressal of their grievances only after a system is 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,” said the leader of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which has interests of the common man at the core of its agenda.
“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 of DTC and municipal corporations had come to put forward their demand to end the contract system in these bodies. They also wanted that those working for several years should be made permanent. Around 1,000 drivers and conductors of the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), working on contractual basis, shouted slogans “Arvind Zindabad”, hoping that the new 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 such long service, DTC has still not made us permanent,” said Ramesh, a DTC driver. As a large number of people make a beeline to Kejriwal’s residence, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh Police force have made special arrangements to manage the influx of visitors. (PTI)