Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur on Monday said there was “no place for nepotism and corruption” in the party and responsibilities would be assigned to a worker only after considering his role in strengthening the organisation and rendering his services to the people.
Stating that the AAP is different from other political parties in many respects, Chhotepur said ‘Dard Punjab Da, Haal Punjab Da’ awareness programme was launched by the AAP in Punjab on February 28 and it would continue till the Vidhan Sabha elections commence in 2017.
While addressing a rally at Haruwal village in Dera Baba Nanak assembly segment on Monday, he said under the awareness drive, the AAP would expose the SAD-BJP government before the people of the state for its “anti-people” and “anti-Punjab” policies and programmes.
Lashing out at the state government, Chhotepur said the ruling SAD-BJP alliance was accountable for the drug menace in the state, which had claimed many lives.
“It seems that the Parkash Singh Badal government is unaware of the sorrows and miseries of the mothers and sisters who lost their sons and brothers to the monster drug addiction. Unfortunately, some of the ruling party leaders are providing their patronage to the drugs’ trade,” alleged Chhotepur.
He said small farmers were committing suicide due to their inability to repay debts and many people lost their lives due to drinking contaminated water
The AAP leader alleged that the state bus transport was suffering huge losses due to private bus services run by the ruling alliance leaders.
“Lakhs of educated and unskilled youth are running from pillar to post for employment in the state, but to no avail,” said Chhotepur.
He questioned why the ruling combine had kept their eyes off to the problems faced by the common man in the state.
He said the condition of the health services and education was very poor and people had been denied basic civic amenities.
He claimed that the people of Punjab would throw the three main political parties, the SAD, BJP and the Congress, in dustbin in the 2017 elections, as had been done by the Delhiites.
He claimed that the people would prefer the AAP over traditional political parties in the assembly polls.