Assembly elections in Punjab will be held on February 20 and the counting of ballots on March 10….reports Asian Lite News
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab’s chief ministerial candidate Bhagwant Mann on Thursday launched a digital door-to-door campaign from Amritsar.
He said people can give a missed call on 98827 98827 or click on the website https://IkMaukaKejriwalNu.com to ask questions on 11 important issues of Punjab directly from party’s nation convenor Arvind Kejriwal and others.
After giving a missed call, a message from AAP will be sent on people’s mobiles. With a click, Kejriwal and Mann will digitally knock on their door to know their questions.
People can ask questions on 11 topics, comprising electricity, women safety, law and order, agriculture, health, drug trafficking and unemployment. Both Mann and Kejriwal will answer their questions.
Mann said the people of Punjab are fed up with the corrupt politics of traditional parties, hence they want change now. “AAP is the only hope for the people for change. Our candidates know the problems of Punjab better as they are educated, qualified, and belong to ordinary families.”
About 2 crore voters of Punjab had voted the Congress, led by Amarinder Singh, to a landslide victory in the 2017 Assembly election giving the party 77 seats in the 117-member Vidhan Sabha.
It later won three more seats in the bypolls held in October 2019, taking its strength to 80.
Assembly elections in Punjab will be held on February 20 and the counting of ballots on March 10.
Won’t retire till Punjab rid of corrupt politicians: Amarinder
Launching yet another scathing attack on the Congress over the nomination of Charanjit Singh Channi as chief ministerial candidate even after his kin was “caught with mafia earnings”, Punjab Lok Congress (PLC) chief Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday declared that he will not retire till he will get the state rid of such corrupt people.
The former Chief Minister expressed surprise at his former party, the Congress, fielding all MLAs involved with the sand mining mafia as candidates in these Assembly polls and termed it a clear endorsement of widespread corruption in the party.
Stating that he had decided to ally with the BJP and continue to work for Punjab, in the interest of its peace and security, Amarinder expressed concern over the threat from across the border as well as the recent sacrilege incidents in the state.
“We will not let the social fabric of Punjab be destroyed,” said Amarinder, terming the recent spate of sacrilege incidents in the state, including at Darbar Sahib and a Patiala temple, as unfortunate and aimed at dividing the society.
Addressing a series of public meetings in support of PLC and BJP candidates from Sanaur and Banur towns, Amarinder pointed out that Channi’s nephew, arrested by the Enforcement Directorate, had reportedly admitted that the Rs 10 crore seized from his possession was earned from illegal sand minings as well as transfers and postings. “How can Channi then claim to be a poor aam aadmi!” he said.
Asserting that he planned to continue fighting for Punjab and the nation, the PLC chief said with security paramount for the border state, his party’s alliance with the BJP would help fulfill their collective responsibility to make India secure.