Badals control mining, transport in Punjab: Yadav

  • Jatinder Kohli, Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
  • Updated: Apr 26, 2014 21:48 IST

Senior Aam Aadmi Party leader Yogendra Yadav on Saturday said Badals were controlling mining of sand and gravel, transport and even media in the state.

"Their pot of sins has filled," he said, addressing a gathering at Basti Sheikh Adda during his road show in the city.

He further claimed that major political parties were trying to dent AAP's image by distributing money and liquor to fake AAP workers.

A member of the AAP's national executive, Yadav said the party had received many complaints from the Anandpur Sahib constituency where liquor was distributed to those who were not even members of the party but were wearing its signature cap to make a dent on the party's image.

Yadav appealed to the Election Commission of India to take notice of such incidents to conduct fair and free elections in the state. He also urged the ECI to make arrangements of videography at polling booths so that miscreants could not affect the voting process.

He said apart from liquor and money, muscle power could also be used in the next three days to win over votes. He exhorted the people not to fall prey to such practices to save the future of the country.

There was a tangible wave in AAP's favour, he said, adding that many would be shocked once the results came out in Punjab.

He said both the SAD-BJP alliance and the Congress were ignoring AAP wave but people were fed up with their false and failed policies and wanted a revolutionary change in the system.

"The AAP has become an alternative for Punjabis and they will vote for change. The SAD-BJP and the Congress has done nothing for 1984 riot victims. The AAP formed SIT in Delhi when Arvind Kejriwal was its chief minister," Yadav said.

He said the youth is being destroyed by drugs and the SAD-BJP ruling combine had done nothing to stop this.

After holding an impressive road show in the city, the senior AAP leader said even children in Punjab knew about those responsible for promoting drugs, which have brought a bad name to the people of Punjab otherwise known for sacrifices and revolutions.

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