Punjab people have made up their minds to elect AAP in 2017 polls: Chhotepur

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Gurdaspur
  • Updated: Jun 27, 2016 16:30 IST
Punjab convener of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Sucha Singh Chhotepur (HT File Photo)

Punjab convener of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Sucha Singh Chhotepur on Sunday claimed that AAP would repeat its Delhi victory in the state assembly elections due early in 2017 in Punjab as the people of Punjab have already made their mind to elect AAP government.

Chhotepur said this while addressing a press conference in Gurdaspur on Sunday. He was here to preside over the 38th meeting of the ex-servicemen wing of the party.

Chhotepur lambasted the nine-year regime of the SAD-BJP government in Punjab stating that under its rule, the once number one state has has been lowered to the 21st slot.

Chhotepur said that debt-ridden farmers were committing suicides, industry was being shifted from Punjab to other states of the country, lakhs of educated youths of Punjab have fallen victims of unemployment and drug-abuse.

Chhotepur claimed that AAP would provide clean governance to the people of the state ensuring its all round development.

Chhotepur further said that names of probable candidates for the elections would be recommended by block and zone level leaders to the 16-member selection committee that would send those names to a five-member high power committee, but the final names of the candidates would be announced by the central leadership of the party.

Moreover, Chhotepur said the party’s chief ministerial candidate for the 2017 elections would be from Punjab and would not be imposed from outside the state.

Chhotepur remarked that Congress and SAD have looted the people of Punjab, but in the coming state assembly elections both would suffer a humiliating defeat at the hands of AAP.

Meanwhile, Chhotepur also condemned the Modi government for detaining Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia and AAP MLAs who were going to stage protest outside the residence of Prime Minister Narinder Modi in Delhi on Sunday.

Chhotepur said Modi had come to power by making false promises of bringing back black money from foreign banks but had utterly failed in keeping the promise.

The convener further informed that Delhi chief minister and AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal would visit Gurdaspur on July 4 to address a Christian rally.

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