Over 1,000 gather to meet Kejriwal at Janata Durba
Ghaziabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Over a thousand people gathered here to meet Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on the first two days of his Janata Durbar programme, Aam Aadmi Party leaders said Thursday.
The Janata Durbar, which started Feb 18 at the AAP office in Kaushambi in Ghaziabad, will go on till Feb 20.
The visitors apprised the chief minister about their problems, and Kejriwal assured them that he will look into their respective issues and direct officials to address them at the earliest.
Over 100 roadside vendors also met the chief minister and informed him that police extort money from them for carrying out business, AAP leaders said.
Kejriwal assured them that he will look into their grievance, following which the vendors said they were happy after meeting the chief minister.
Out of over a thousand visitors, only half of them could meet the chief minister Wednesday and Thursday.
Some people, who were asked to come Friday, said they were happy even to wait for a day or two and they were sure their problems would be solved on priority basis.
A group of disabled people also came to meet the chief minister, and were accorded precedence over others.
After meeting Kejriwal, they said they were happy that the chief minister listened to their problems very patiently.
Some women, who were casual employees of the Delhi government, also queued up to meet the chief minister.
Some visitors, however, complained that Kejriwal stopped meeting the public at noon when Malviya Nagar legislator Somnath Bharti reached the place along with a dozen women from his constituency to meet the chief minister.
Kejriwal later met party workers and interacted with them on internal affairs.