Tribune News Service
Amritsar, June 21
Ahead of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s visit to Punjab, hoardings of ‘Kejriwal Go Back’ surfaced in Amritsar.
Seeing resistance from Congress in poll-bound Punjab, Kejriwal was also shown black flags by SAD leaders at the Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport on his arrival and by the urban Congress unit activists at the Circuit House, where he had addressed the media.
Kejriwal visited Amritsar to induct former IG Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh, who took VRS, into AAP in the presence of party’s state head Bhagwant Singh Mann, Punjab affairs in-charge Jarnail Singh, co-incharge Raghav Chadha and Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Punjab Assembly, Harpal Singh Cheema.
Hoardings of ‘Kejriwal Go Back’ were put up in city’s different locations by Congress leader Mithu Madaan, who shares close proximity with Navjot Singh Sidhu.
District Youth Congress general secretary Vivan Khurana said: “Kejriwal’s visit was nothing more than a political stunt. How many times has he come here in the last four years? The visit to the Golden Temple and Durgiana Mandir comes on his schedule only during elections. He should focus on Delhi, Punjab is not his cup of tea.”
Reacting over this, AAP’s state affairs co-incharge Raghav Chadha said it was very much anticipated that some kind of chaos would be created to scuttle AAP Surpremo’s visit to Amritsar.
“We demanded the Amritsar administration to provide us security, which they did. Otherwise, no chance was spared to create a ruckus. With Kejriwal’s visit, a sense of insecurity has cropped in the Opposition party leaders,” he said. Last week, the Delhi CM had visited Gujarat to strengthen the party and announced to contest elections on all Assembly seats in the two states, scheduled next year.
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