Kejriwal to begin Punjab tour from Sangrur on Feb 25

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Feb 20, 2016 09:26 IST
With Aam Aadmi Party MP Bhagwant Mann (right) there to help, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has put his Punjab hat, nay turban, on. (HT File Photo)

In a boost to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Bhagwant Mann, AAP convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will begin his four-day Punjab tour from the comedian-turned politician’s constituency, Sangrur, on February 25. During his visit, Kejriwal would focus on key state issues such as drug addiction, farmer suicides, agricultural crisis, and the ‘high-handedness’ of the police and civil administration. He would also tour the districts of Mansa, Bathinda, Ferozepur, Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Ludhiana and Mandi Gobindgarh.

Kejriwal aide Durgesh Pathak told HT on phone that the AAP convener would address road shows in some cities and towns.

He is expected to visit families of farmers who committed suicide and the kin of drug addicts. He is also likely to meet farmers in the border districts of Amritsar and Ferozepur, besides industrialists of Mandi Gobindgarh.

Mann and state AAP convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur would accompany Kejriwal during the tour. Sources said he would visit more in the run-up to the 2017 assembly polls.


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