A day after former British Columbia premier Ujjal Dosanjh claimed that the NRIs are disappointed with AAP, the party’s manifesto committee chief Kanwar Sandhu Monday said he too felt the same a few days ago but now the situation, he said, is changing.
He said this during the Punjab Dialogue for traders, industrialists and transporters regarding the election manifesto.
“Being an NRI he (Dosanjh) has the right to share his experience and even we were getting similar feedback till a few weeks ago. But now after the visit of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to Punjab and his rally at Baghapurana, the NRIs have once again regained faith in AAP,” said Sandhu.
On protests against the new convener Gurpreet Ghuggi in the US for drawing comparison of party leaders with Panj Pyaras, Sandhu said, “I do not know in which context he said so, but I feel such remarks related to historical and religious figures should be avoided.”
When asked how AAP will be able to implement the Swaminathan Commissioner report regarding the Minimum Support Price (MSP) since it was not the prerogative of the state government, the manifesto chairman said, “Here we mean that the difference between MSP paid by the Centre and that recommended by the Commission will be paid by the state,”he said.