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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressed the industrialists of Jalandhar for about half-an-hour on Monday evening during which he told them that the Badal government had failed to get any fund for the state from the Centre despite being an ally of the BJP-led Narendra Modi union government.
“Unlike the Badal government, which is an ally of the Narendra Modi government at the Centre but got nothing for state, our government (if comes to power) will fall flat at his (Modi’s) feet to get money for the state. If we don’t get our rightful due, we will snatch funds from the Modi government,” Kejriwal said during his address.
Kejriwal was addressing the industrialists a day after his party AAP released its industrial manifesto in Ludhiana on Sunday.
The Delhi CM also assured the gathering that neither any new tax would be imposed nor would the existing tax be hiked if his party came to power in Punjab.
Asked to comment on AAP’s industrial manifesto, Gursharan Singh, president of Federation of Trade and Industry, said it was a “drama’ and more a party show.
Meanwhile, at the venue of Kejriwal’s address, Congress members led by District Congress president Rajinder Beri staged protests and even entered the venue where women activists showed bangles to Kejriwal. Later, when AAP workers stopped them, they sat on a dharna outside the venue, struggling with police and raising slogans against Kejriwal.