Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal will release the party’s farmers’ manifesto for the Punjab assembly polls at Moga on September 11. This will be second such document after Kejriwal released a 51-point youth manifesto in Amritsar on July 3.
Announcing this, AAP manifesto committee head Kanwar Sandhu said it will be a comprehensive document covering all issues affecting farmers in the state. “The farmers’ manifesto was prepared after dialogues with all stakeholders in different regions of Punjab,” he said, while adding it will be followed by separate manifestoes for SC/ST and industry and trade. Finally, the party will release a comprehensive “AAP Manifesto — Mission 2017”, giving out its vision.
Sandhu said the farmers’ manifesto will roll out an “action plan” to prevent suicides by farmers and farm labourers. “A major debt relief package is on the cards as AAP is committed to ‘zero farmer suicide’ within one year of forming the government,” he said.