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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