The Amritsar unit of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is likely to get a shot in the arm with party’s national convener Arvind Kejriwal’s scheduled visit to the city on April 11 to campaign for him.
Dr Ravjit singh, son of noted eye surgeon and AAP candidate from Amritsar Dr Daljit Singh, said on Monday that Amritsar would be the obvious choice as the starting point of Kejriwal’s Punjab tour. He said that the national convener would pay obeisance at the Golden Temple and seek blessings for AAP, a party which has “created a revolution in the entire nation”.
“Kejriwal’s visit to Punjab would be a big boost for the new party cadres, who have for the first time gathered under a common umbrella and are aiming at making efforts to eradicate corruption from the country,” said Dr Ravijit Singh.
He added that Kejriwal’s anticorruption tirade is facing huge opposition from traditional parties like the Congress and SAD-BJP alliance, as corruption has become a way of life for citizens and establishment alike.
“Apart from being the holy city, Amritsar also holds the status of a border city with huge prospects to progress and prosper due to great potential of Indo-Pakistan trade through this route. This, according to traders, importers and exporters, would be possible only with a clean and progressive administration in their midst,” he said.
Dr Ravijit Singh said that AAP think-tank feels that in the entire Punjab, Amritsar is not only the obvious choice as a starting point but has also become a high profile Lok Sabha seat. “On April 11, Kejriwal would pay obeisance at the Golden Temple and Durgiana Temple before starting his road show, which will traverse though the heart of the city,” he said.