Delhi Chief Minister and AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal has said he would take command of the party in poll-bound Punjab.
Speaking to the Punjabi diaspora in Italy during his visit to Vatican City, Kejriwal said, “Punjab ke chnaav ki waagdor mein apne haath mein le raha hu (I am myself taking command of Punjab elections. You need not worry. I will myself go and placate good people, and throw out those who are dishonest.”
He said he would be in Punjab from September 8 to 11. “I have to undergo surgery on September 13 and will be away for 10 days. After that I will be back in Punjab,” he added.
In a video uploaded on his Facebook page, Kejriwal said, “I want to caution everyone before Punjab elections as only 4-5 months are left. Remember one thing that we are fighting— the Badals. There will be some people who will be fighting us. In a way they will be helping the Badals. Beware of these people. They will spread all kinds of rumours about us, either upfront or slyly… But God is with us. Waheguru is with us. When you tread the path of truth, nobody can harm us in any way.”
Kejriwal seemed to be alluding to the “fourth front”, a new political outfit that appears to be in the offing in Punjab, spearheaded by cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu among others.