AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal is scheduled arrive in poll-bound Punjab on Sunday on an 11-day visit during which he will address Inqlaab rallies in 44 Assembly constituencies till November 30.
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AAP leaders in the state said though demonetisation was a national issue at the moment, Kejriwal will focus on issues in Punjab. “No doubt demonetisation is a national issue at the moment, but Arvindji will focus on Punjab where people want a change,” said Baljinder Kaur, president of AAP’s women wing and member of AAP’s national wing.
Asked how the party was managing funds, she said, “The tent wallah and sound system person are the ones who are attached with us and so we have no issues. We can pay them at our own convenience. People are coming on their own in the rallies rather than we asking them to come.”
The first rally will be held on November 20 in Jalalabad, the deputy CM’s constituency where Dana Mandi has been chosen as the venue. The second is in Bathinda on November 21.
Jassi Sekhon, AAP’s candidate from Dhuri, said, “The rally in Sangrur will be held on November 23 where two constituencies of Sangrur and Dhuri will be covered. No doubt we are also facing the heat of cash crunch, but our rally will be in an open area where fewer chairs will be there for senior citizens. The rest will sit on mat. Stage will be simple. So our expenses will be very less. In every constituency, AAP supporters are giving us tents on rent and hence we do not have much of a problem. People are looking forward for Delhi CM’s visit.”
Every day, Kejriwal will be addressing two rallies on an average, except for November 20 when he will only address the rally in Jalalabad.