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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said he is ready to work with the Central government if they wish to improve the healthcare and education facilities in the country, while additionally appealing to the BJP-led Union government to not term free education and health care facilities as "freebies."

"We are ready to work with the Centre to improve health services and education. I also request Centre to stop calling them freebies," Kejriwal said at a press conference, according to news agency ANI report. The Aam Aadmi Party's national convenor further stressed that every child should get good and free education across the country and everyone collectively should start working on it on a war footing basis, the report said.

"Every child should get good and free education across the country. Every person should get good and free treatment for healthcare purposes. We should now start this work on a war footing basis. Only then, India will become the number one country," Kejriwal said.

"I have only one dream - I want to see India as the most powerful country in the world. We want India to become a rich country. India will become rich when every Indian becomes rich. It cannot happen that the country is rich but the people are poor. I want to make every poor of India rich," he said.

The AAP leader said, "I have no problem with the rich people. I want to make every poor person as rich. How can a poor man become rich? We need to think that. The children of labourers, and farmers attend a government school. If the education provided to children by a government school is excellent, then the child will come out of poverty and help his family by pursuing a career as a doctor, engineer, business person."

Kejriwal said that over 17 crore children in the country study in government schools - most of the schools are in bad condition. "Over 17 crore children in the country study in government schools - most of the schools are in bad condition. Parents do not have money (to educate their children) in private schools. If we make these schools good, every child will make his family rich. If all these families become rich, then India will also become rich," Kejriwal said.

(With inputs from ANI)

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