AAP's Bhagwant Mann woos Majha voters

Terms Channi as ‘Ailaan Mantri’; accuses Badals of looting Punjab

AAP's Bhagwant Mann woos Majha voters

Aam Aadmi Party leaders, including state president Bhagwant Mann, attend a gathering in Patti political conference on Thursday. Gurbaxpuri

Our Correspondent

Tarn Taran, November 25

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) organised a political conference in Patti town under the slogan of “One chance to Kejriwal” on Thursday in which AAP state president Bhagwant Mann was the main speaker.

Mann described Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi as ‘Ailaan Mantri’, stating that none of the announcements made by the government were being implemented. He said sand has not become cheaper and the mafia continues to operate with impunity.

A large number of people at the rally. Gurbaxpuri

Addressing the first election rally in Majha during the programme “Ik Mauka Kejriwal nu” on Thursday, Mann questioned how a maker of crores of assets can be a common man? Commenting on the announcements of Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi in a poem, he said nothing was coming out of the announcements of the Chief Minister as neither sand became cheaper, electricity became cheaper, transport mafia was not cracked down on and drug mafia did not go to jail.

He said the Congress government had changed Captain (Ali Baba), but the 40 thieves were still in the government today, who have robbed Punjab and harassed its people. Accusing the Channi government of acting without planning, he said Transport Minister Raja Warring had seized some buses to take photographs and inform the public. However, the court ordered the buses to be released, which shows that the Channi government has no intention or policy to take action against the transport mafia.

Accusing the Badal family of looting Punjab, Bhagwant Mann said when Harsimrat Kaur Badal had filed her nomination papers for the Lok Sabha elections, she stated that she had 24 kg of gold. They buy land worth crores of rupees, built luxury hotels; all these are made by looting from the education of the children of common people, medicines of the elderly, buses and sand mafia. He announced that this looting would be taken into account after the formation of the AAP government in the state.

Criticising the BJP government, Bhagwant Mann said 700 farmers of the country had lost their lives due to PM Narendra Modi’s arrogance as if the farming laws had been repealed in time, the farmers would not have been martyred. He said in the session of Parliament starting from November 29, he would raise the voice of the farmers and will put the issues of passing of MSP Guarantee Bill on crops, paying homage to the farmers’ martyrs and apology from the BJP Minister and leaders to the farmers.

Laljit Singh Bhullar, in-charge, Patti constituency, Sarwan Singh Dhun, Dr Kashmir Singh Sohal, Ranjit Singh Cheema, Gurdev Singh Sandhu also addressed the rally.

Slams BJP govt

  • Criticising the BJP government, Bhagwant Mann said if the farming laws had been repealed in time, over 700 farmers would not have been martyred.
  • He said in the Winter session of Parliament starting from November 29, he would raise the voice of the farmers and will put the issues of passing of MSP Guarantee Bill on crops, paying homage to the farmers’ martyrs and apology from the BJP minister and leaders to the farmers’ struggle.

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