The youth of Punjab have no choice but to work in countries such as Iraq where life is at risk, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) senior leader Manish Sisodia has said. On Saturday, at a press conference here after a meeting with party workers, he said the situation in Punjab was pathetic as far as the job opportunities were concerned, "so the youth would even work as labourers in Iraq.
" He added that chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and many fellow Akalis had made promises of turning Punjab into California but the real picture was gloomy.
The AAP leader blamed the Punjab government for the drug menace in the state and claimed that the stage was set for the AAP to form the next government in 2017.
Sisodia is on Punjab tour to thank people "for posing tremendous faith in the party and giving it four parliamentary seats". "In two months, the party structure in Punjab will be ready," he stated.
He took a dig at the Modi government, saying: "The country thought it will control price rise but the way things are, that doesn't seem to be." AAP leader Jarnail Singh and Dr Daljit Singh, party candidate who lost the Amritsar Lok Sabha contest, were present.