AAP holds meeting with traders from Bathinda and Mansa

  • Mohammad Ghazali, Hindustan Times, Mansa
  • Updated: Jun 23, 2016 15:02 IST
Aam Aadmi Party state convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur (second from right) and other AAP leaders during a meeting with traders and businessmen in Mansa on Wednesday. (HT Photo)

Members of the Aggarwal community took up the issue of reservation during Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)’s dialogue with the business and trading community of Bathinda and Mansa districts on Wednesday.

“With fuel hike and imposition of new taxes, the businessmen in Mansa are facing big losses. We want that if the AAP comes to power, it should give our community reservation in jobs,” said the trader

The businessmen raised several other issues such as reservation, tax control and implementation of manifesto.

A trader from Aggarwal community demanded that if AAP government comes to power, the party should allot reservation in jobs to the community members.

Another youth suggested that the party should focus to attracting investors to Mansa as the district is one of the most economically backward regions in the state.

Later while speaking to HT, state convener of Aam Admi Party, Sucha Singh Chhotepur said that implementation of manifesto will be one of their prime objectives if the party attains majority in the upcoming elections.

“Whether it is the issue of reservation or abolition of taxes, the party will take everyone on board before reaching a consensus.” When asked whether the party will favour a law wherein the government should be dismissed if it fails to implement its own manifesto, Sucha Singh said that the union government is entirely responsible for framing of such laws.

“We are proud that AAP has been able to keep all its promises in Delhi after forming its government. We will also do the same in Punjab after coming to power.”

On the upcoming anniversary of emergency which was imposed in 1975 by the then Indira Gandhi led Congress government, Chhotepur said that the BJP-led NDA government is replicating the 1975 emergency.

“The current NDA government is no different from the then Congress government. They are trying to muzzle the dissident voices from all quarters of the political spectrum.”

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