Selangor Perikatan Nasional (PN) chairman Mohamed Azmin Ali yesterday assured that the coalition's offers for the state of Selangor were realistic and could be carried out, based on the statistics and records from his previous administration as menteri besar.
He said this was because of the state government's revenue which was worth more than RM2 billion in 2017.
"I believe that after many years, this should continue to increase," he said in a question-and-answer session after the announcement of PN's offer in Shah Alam.
He said the Selangor government had submitted a budget deficit of RM450 million in 2015 but managed to get an additional RM250 million at the end of the year.
He added that the local authorities (PBTs) in Selangor had cash reserves worth millions of ringgit.
"I called several mayors before, why should so much be kept in reserve? It's not the PBT's job to collect interest from the bank.
"Our instructions at the time were for the rich PBTs to liquidate their assets and use them to repair broken drains, playgrounds and elevators."
Azmin, who is running for the Hulu Kelang state assembly seat, also said that PN's offers were for everyone in Selangor regardless of race or religion.
He said this was proven when the federal government under Muhyiddin Yassin introduced a stimulus package of RM600 billion not targeted at any one race.