State ministers backing drug mafia: Kejri

Ludhiana, Punjab: Claims credit for getting a SIT formed to investigate the 1984 Sikh genocide. Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal today slammed the SAD-BJP Government for “failing” to curb the drug problem in Punjab. Speaking during his roadshow in the city, he alleged some ministers were hand in glove with drug peddlers. Interacting with a gathering at Dana Mandi here, Kejriwal urged the people to vote for change as it would reflect in their lives.

Kejriwal charged the parties with “playing the politics of hatred.” He promised the people to provide governance based on the principles of integrity and brotherhood.

The AAP leader said: “God has given us the mandate for cleaning the political landscape of our country with a broom. It is a signal that the public should also start wielding a broom.”

Kejriwal claimed that voting AAP to power was the only chance for the electorate to vote for change.

He charged the successive governments at the Centre with “failing to do justice” to the victims of the 1984 Sikh genocide. He claimed AAP was instrumental in getting an SIT formed to probe the matter.

He praised AAP candidate HS Phoolka, crediting him for spearheading the cause of the riot victims.

Many supporters of AAP were seen carrying brooms during the roadshow. They raised slogans like “Aa gaya bhai aa gaya, jharoo wala aa gaya”, “Niklo bahar makaanoo say, jang laro baimanoo say”. Earlier, Kejriwal kicked off his roadshow from old city area of Jalandhar bypass. He along with Phoolka travelled in an open jeep. Party supporters had formed a protective ring around him to prevent any untoward incident.

As Kejriwal’s cavalcade passed through various parts of the city, commuters stopped by to listen to his speech. Some commuters praised Kejriwal for his “bold” and “pro-public” stance.

The five-hour roadshow, which culminated at Sarabha Nagar, led to traffic jams at various places.

Source: The Tribune

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