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'Challenge for AAP to turn support into votes'

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, April 22, 2014
First Published: 22:07 IST(22/4/2014) | Last Updated: 22:13 IST(22/4/2014)

Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) state election campaign committee convener for Punjab Sumail Singh Sidhu said on Tuesday that there was huge groundswell in favour of all 13 AAP candidates contesting the parliamentary polls in Punjab and now the challenge was to convert the support into votes. He said there was no 'Modi wave', as claimed by the SAD-BJP combine.


"Unlike traditional political parties, our new party somehow lacks in booth-level management, but a large number of volunteers are getting associated with us. We are now motivating them to bring those people to vote for us who have already been supporting us in large numbers," Sidhu told mediapersons.

"We are suffering from the chronic problem of capitalism at the hands of established traditional political parties, farmers are suffering, the small-scale industry in ruined, the social justice system has collapsed, the situation in Punjab is going from bad to worse," said Sidhu, adding that the ruling party may make big claims through banners and hoardings but the reality was pitiable.

Meanwhile, talking about AAP leader Yogendra Yadav's four-day trip to Punjab, Sidhu said the former would visit the constituencies of Anandpur Sahib, Patiala and Sangrur on April 24; Bathinda, Faridkot and Jalandhar (April 25); and Hoshiarpur, Amritsar and Pathankot (April 26 and 27). AAP leader from Haryana Rajeev Godara was also present on the occasion.


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