The Aam Aadmi Party will announce all its remaining candidates for the Punjab assembly polls within a month. The party has already announced 61 names; the state assembly has 117 seats.
Announcing this, chairman of AAP’s Punjab Dialogue Committee, Kanwar Sandhu, said on Friday that the party will release the remaining manifestoes within the same period. Sandhu was addressing a press conference here to give details of Arvind Kejriwal’s three-day visit to Punjab starting Sunday (October 23).
He said after unveiling the 21-point traders’ manifesto in Ludhiana on Sunday morning, Kejriwal will hold five other meetings with traders and industrialists during his stay in Punjab, explaining the manifesto.
On Sunday evening he will address traders at Mandi Gobindgarh. On Monday, he will pay obeisance at Gurdwara Damdama Sahib in Talwandi Sabo and then interact with the trader community at Bathinda and Jalandhar. On Tuesday, Kejriwal will visit Batala in the morning and later in the day meet industrialists in Mohali.
Accompanied by the party’s head of trade and industry wing Aman Arora, Sandhu said the party received suggestions from people dealing in different trades and the manifesto was finalised keeping in mind the aspirations of all sections.
No talks with Sidhus for ten days
When asked about the possibility of getting Navjot Sidhu and his wife into the AAP, Sandhu said he had met Sidhu twice and also talked to Pargat Singh several times. “But for the past 10 days, there has been no talk with them,” he said.