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20,000 NRIs will come to Punjab to help AAP in polls

punjab Updated: Dec 12, 2016 16:15 IST
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AAP leader Durgesh Pathak (centre) during a press conference in Patiala on Saturday.(Bharat Bhushan/HT Photo)

Nearly 20,000 non-resident Indians, who have registered themselves with Aam Aadmi Party’s ‘Chalo Punjab’ movement, will come to Punjab to assist AAP in the assembly polls due next year. Durgesh Pathak, AAP’s national organisation-building head, made this announcement on Saturday.

He said the party was getting overwhelming response from NRIs under the ‘chalo Punjab movement. Under the campaign, the party has urged people from outside Punjab, mainly NRIs, to reach Punjab and work in the 2017 assembly polls for the party. The campaign was launched on Monday.

“Most of them are coming to India in the first week of January to participate in AAP’s campaign. Some want to work in their respective native areas and some will assist in central campaign, while tech savvy NRIs will join the social media,” he added.

Pathak was here to review the party campaign against Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh. He said in order to expose the Badal-Amarinder nexus, AAP candiate Balbir Singh will visit door to door and show a film, which highlights the nexus between Shiromani Akali Dal and Congress. The film also shows how the AAP has changed the Delhi by keeping promises made in elections.

He said party’s survey shows that Amarinder’s support has weaned away and AAP has a strong chance to defeat Patiala royals. He said AAP was gaining momentum in Punjab and would secure two-third majority.

Balbir Singh said to cover the inner areas of city, AAP volunteers will be using bicycles.

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