With mega Maghi Mela rally, AAP pitches for Punjab

Emphasising that Parkash and Sukhbir Badal has brought the state on the verge of ruin, he announced that the AAP will set up a judicial commission to look into their misdeeds if voted to power.

Written by Kanchan Vasdev | Muktsar | Updated: January 15, 2016 8:49 am
kejriwal, arvind kejriwal Hitting out at the Badals, the Delhi Chief Minister said that once his party comes to power, it will launch a commission of inquiry against the family to investigate their “misrule” in last ten years and send them behind bars. (Express photo by Gurmeet Singh)

Aam Aadmi Party’s national convenor Arvind Kejriwal launched his party’s campaign for the 2017 Punjab elections at the Maghi Mela here Thursday with a scathing attack on the ruling SAD and the Badals. Emphasising that the father-son duo of Parkash and Sukhbir Badal has brought the state on the verge of ruin, he announced that the AAP will set up a judicial commission to look into their misdeeds if voted to power.

Raising the drugs issue, Kejriwal asked the cheering crowds who was responsible for the menace. The crowd took Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia’s name, to which the Delhi CM said that people in the entire state knows that Majithia is to be blamed for the high rate of drug addiction in the state. “Yet, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has not sacked him from his Cabinet. You all vow on this pious land to defeat the Badals (and) I promise to put Majithia behind bars,” he said.

Taking the fight to the Congress, Kejriwal alleged that Punjab Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh has links with Majithia and if the Congress is voted to power he, too, will turn a blind eye to the drug menace, as Amarinder was opposed to his party’s demand for a CBI inquiry against Majithia.

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Sporting a bright yellow turban, Kejriwal began his address with ‘Jo Bole So Nihal’. Addressing the predominantly rural crowd, Kejriwal said he will not let a single farmer commit suicide. “Farmers in Delhi were given a compensation of Rs 50,000 per hectare when they lost their crop. I did not let a single farmer commit suicide. Here, farmers are killing themselves as they are not compensated,” he said. He also said he would check corruption by sacking those seeking bribes — “Even if my son indulges in corruption, I will throw him out.”

About the recent incident of desecration, Kejriwal said, “I was hurt at the sacrilege. I vow to bring them (perpetrators) to book. I will order an SIT in the case.” He also announced an SIT to probe the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and called it a genocide. “For 30 years, governments have not been able to provide justice to Sikhs. When we came to power in Delhi, we paid the victims Rs 5 lakh each besides constituting an SIT,” he said.

Saying the CM has failed to set up a hospital for cancer and a train takes patients to Bikaner for treatment, Kejriwal said he will set up a cancer hospital and mohalla dispensaries, as has been done in Delhi. His promises include a grant of Rs 1 crore each to families of Pathankot attack martyrs.

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    Amit
    Jan 14, 2016 at 4:18 pm
    if this bas tard keeps quiet for just one day, our nation will progress three times
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      IML sood
      Jan 14, 2016 at 12:12 pm
      A proven liar and cheater is trying to spoil the Punjab also.One can see his utter nonsense day in out in Delhi where he is abusing each and everyone to hide his failure. So people there should be aware fro this danger.
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        IML sood
        Jan 15, 2016 at 8:55 am
        Wt mega rally why IE wants to become publicity mouth of this hopeless leadersand their discarded opputunist gang. Does this paper not see what they have done to Delhi. Where is change which they promise in Delhi but started abusing other doing their nautanki. Now they are bent upon to spoil peace and calm in Punjab where they get the lesson of their their lives as they can't make fool of others always.They are rank selfish,power hungry wolves on prowl of igetting their prey in Punjab one. Beware of them.
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          MyTake
          Jan 14, 2016 at 6:53 pm
          BJP need to set the bar high in each and every aspect as far as Governance, delivery and serving the people is concerned so who ever promises moons and sky people can get something realistic to compare to. Any one who do not indulges in corruption or do not have any ulterior motive should have no problem doing that. Even little things can be done in a way so people feel part of the solution and feel EMPOWERED. Best to shut up blubbering mouths without having to givie unnecessary "talks"!
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            MyTake
            Jan 14, 2016 at 9:06 pm
            Making of a planted leader of another kind!
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              MyTake
              Jan 14, 2016 at 7:39 pm
              To reach out to people with the message of good Governance and Service delivery, BJP can rope in volunteers from RSS which will do two things: 1. Large pool of volunteers ready serve the people, Govt. putting the opportunity to good use. 2. RSS's increasing its standing before the people by winning hearts and minds and proving its worthyness. A sch in time saves nine kind of approach instead of always justifying one's existence because the back water "seculars" don't like them!
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                Pat
                Jan 15, 2016 at 3:16 am
                He is corrupt has a team of criminals, nothing less than lalu mulayam congress mamta , he got 400 %!raise from public taxes. He talks nonsense, a man who walked on a honest man like Anna Hazare can take anyone for ride, he is a marwari only money is honey, they can suck anyone's blood.
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                  Raje
                  Jan 14, 2016 at 7:17 pm
                  Kejriwal is nothing but worst that Mamta or BSP or SP or JDU. Everywhere he plays elections, he talks of freebies. Can India be governed by freebies? India has highest young potion ratio and still our politicians talk of freebies. It just shows that they have no real issues or development to give for us and hence eye wash us with freebies. State and Desh bechdenge magar freebie dekar hum jeetenge.
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                    Romik
                    Jan 14, 2016 at 11:30 pm
                    Ford foundation was his earlier funders; go to their website and their purpose.
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                      Sandeep Mohan
                      Jan 15, 2016 at 6:29 am
                      Why do you need to be in power to do something good. First do it and then you will automatically come in power.
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                        Shall
                        Jan 14, 2016 at 10:21 pm
                        This is non development based politics of 80s and 90s in new package. Earlier it used to be free TV and fridge and now its free wifi
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                          US NRI
                          Jan 14, 2016 at 5:49 pm
                          AAP and BJP joining likes of vote bank politics done by congressi.
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                            Yogesh
                            Jan 14, 2016 at 5:16 pm
                            And who is funding 7 Crore gift of Delhi public money .... Bhagoda's mum?
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                              Arvind
                              Jan 14, 2016 at 12:48 pm
                              Before coming to power in the state of Delhi he used to say if his party comes to power then he would expose corrupt activities of Congress party specially Sheila Dixit Govt about CWG but it did not happen except fighting with BJP and Modi Govt and blame them for his failure to check corruption and good governance. Same thing is going to happen in Punjab if AAP comes to power in the state.Therefore people of Punjab have to think thousand times before thinking of Arvind Kejriwal and his Party. Arvind Kejriwal, being an IITian still failed as matured CM like Manohar Parrikar, ex-CM of Goa and now Defence Minister.At present he is the frustrated CM in India who can not give good governance in Delhi but only shout for 24x7x365.
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                                Arvind
                                Jan 14, 2016 at 2:31 pm
                                Manohar Parrikar, ex-IITian while he was the Chief Minister of Goa he had given a good governance in the state of Goa without any publicity.People were happy so simple he was but energetic for 24x7x365 whereas Arvind Kejiwal, ex-IITian and CM of Delhi has failed to give Good governance in state of Delhi as he has been wasting his time and energy in Road shows,Attacking Centre and shouting 24x7x365 without taking interest in good governance. Here comparison between Two CM about their functioning as CM in their respective state and not as Defence Minister.
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                                  S.Gonesh
                                  Jan 14, 2016 at 3:04 pm
                                  This anarchist is a shame for Hindustans democracy. Such a fool is a big liar and worth nohing. The Hindus must put a ban on such persons doing politics.
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                                    Rajesh
                                    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:46 am
                                    And ofcourse, the same AAP trolls are there to upvote every AAP comment and downvote anyone who criticises the Fuhrer.
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                                      Rajesh
                                      Jan 14, 2016 at 12:14 pm
                                      Khujliwala, what have you done in one year in Delhi with almost all the seats in embly? Nothing. One stupid traffic law he made and now he claims he will solve all of Punjab's problems? Where are your 100s of colleges and the sun and the moon and all that you promised in the elections? You are the same beggar who has hundreds of questons of Modi's govt, why dont you answer? Why are there wife beaters and molestors in your cabinet? Why are hugging criminals like Lalu if you are against corruption? Hope you pra that Punjabi voters are are stupid as Delhi rapists, otherwise you have no chance.
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                                        Rajesh
                                        Jan 15, 2016 at 7:48 am
                                        Thanks for the downvotes AAP trolls, but you know what I said is true. Ha ha!
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                                          Rajesh
                                          Jan 15, 2016 at 7:45 am
                                          Typical AAP. No facts or rational argument, so he makes a stupid comment to claim the moral high ground. Dont care about my language, , tell me if you've got any proof for any claim you make.
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                                            Rajesh
                                            Jan 15, 2016 at 6:39 am
                                            Typical AAPs. Havent done anything in one year of power in Delhi but now talking about Punjab. Beggar criticizes Modi for campaigning, then he goes on his own campaign. Claims to be against corruption, but is best friends with Lalu. Has wife beaters and molestors and frauds in his won cabinet, but makes false allegations against the Centre. No bigger hypocrite that this beggar, and no stupider people than his stupid supporters.
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