The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had a lengthy discussion with the Punjab MLAs on what else the party could contribute to the prosperity of Punjab and for strengthening the nationwide farmers’ movement. On Sunday, the meeting with the AAP MLAs led by party’s state president and MP Bhagwant Mann, along with Leader of Opposition (LoP) Harpal Singh Cheema, at the Chief Minister’s residence lasted for about three hours.
According to a statement issued by the party, Arvind Kejriwal at the marathon meeting discussed the 2022 elections and also sought detailed suggestions for strengthening the farmers’ movement.
Giving special directions to all the MLAs, Arvind Kejriwal said the party’s flag and agenda should be put aside and the farmers’ movement should be supported at all levels. He said today the ‘annadatas’ of the country were forced to fight for their lands and existence; but the Narendra Modi-led centre government was not giving up its stubborn stance, which was reprehensible. He reiterated that the Union government should immediately repeal the anti-agriculture black laws and should not introduce the Electricity Amendment Bill, 2021, in Parliament.
During the meeting, the support given by the Delhi government to the farmers’ movement despite the pressure from the Union Government and the continuous voice raised by Bhagwant Mann in favor of the farmers inside and outside Parliament was highly appreciated.
In the meeting, Arvind Kejriwal advised the Punjab MLAs and the entire leadership to focus on drawing a positive line to liberate Punjab from the mafia rule forever in the 2022 Punjab Assembly elections. They were advised to go door to door to tell the people what development oriented policies; the Aam Aadmi Party can use to get Punjab and the people out of the crisis and how to make Punjab a prosperous state again. Also, Kejriwal gave many examples of Delhi’s development model to the Punjab leadership.
Arvind Kejriwal said that every child of Punjab was well aware of the mafia rule of the Badals-BJP and the Congress. He said the people were eager to oust these parties and therefore, they should be connected and made aware of the constructive programs of the Aam Aadmi Party. During the meeting, Kejriwal sought information from all the MLAs about the booth level of their constituencies. Meanwhile, Bhagwant Mann elaborated on the political, economic and social situation in Punjab.
On the occasion, party’s Punjab affairs incharge Jarnail Singh, co-incharge Raghav Chadha, LoP Harpal Singh Cheema, Deputy Leader of Opposition Saravjit Kaur Manuke, MLAs Kultar Singh Sandhwan, Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer, Principal Budh Ram, Aman Arora, Prof Baljinder Kaur, Jai Kishan Singh Rodi, Manjit Singh Bilaspur, Rupinder Kaur Ruby, Kulwant Singh Pandori, Master Baldev Singh Jaito, Amarjit Singh Sandoa, were present.