Anandpur Sahib, Mar 24: Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday said it was fully geared up for Punjab assembly polls slated for 2017 and dared both SAD and NCP to hold the elections ahead of the scheduled time.
Speaking during the political conference organised on the occasion of Hola Mohalla here, AAP, Punjab Convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur said he came to know that both Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Amarinder are issuing statements that there was a possibility of early polls in Punjab.
There are indications that Badal wanted to sacrifice the SAD-BJP alliance government on the SYL issue to attain ‘martyrdom’ for which he was planning to hold elections much earlier than the scheduled time, Chhotepur claimed adding that even Amarinder, who is having political nexus with the Badals, has also sent signals for the early assembly polls in Punjab.
“AAP wants to sound both Badal and Amarinder loud and clear that we are completely ready for the polls even if they want to hold these whether in two or six months, whenever. The entire Punjab knows that Congress laid the foundation stone of the SYL and it was during Akali government that 90per cent construction of the SYL was completed”, said Chhotepur.
AAP national spokesperson and In-charge Punjab Affairs Sanjay Singh said during the last nine years of “misrule” of SAD-BJP alliance, deterioration set in Punjab.
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Sanjay Singh also cautioned people of Punjab that in their pursuit to hold early polls the SAD-BJP alliance might “create divisions ” within various communities on “communal lines ” and also try to “spread politics of hate” on the basis of caste and creed.
Farmers are being forced to commit suicides while the youth is being constantly pushed into the whirlpool of drugs, he alleged.
“Farmers are committing suicides and soldiers are getting martyred, but state government failed to take care of them, but in Delhi in a true spirit of ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’, AAP govt gave Rs 50,000 per hectare to farmers as compensation of their damaged crop and martyred’s family was given Rs One crore,” Sanjay Singh said.
Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann alleged “While farmers are committing suicides due to debt and Industry of the state is ruined, Akali Dal is giving an advertisement of prosperous Punjab in its rule of nine years.”