PAA gives gifts to Punjab, leaders want clarity on CM’s face
Addressing a press conference in Chandigarh, the capital of the northern Indian states of Punjab and Haryana on Tuesday, Kejriwal offered free electricity for up to 300 units and vowed to waive all old bills electricity and arrears, if the PAA forms the government of Punjab.
The AAP’s announcement came at an important time when the ruling Punjab Congress, led by Amarinder Singh, faced widespread protests in both urban and rural areas over power outages. In many places in rural areas, employees of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) have even been attacked.
Kejriwal claimed that the people of Punjab pay the highest electricity bills despite the state’s electricity production being higher than its consumption. “Delhi generates electricity on its own and buys it from other states, but around 73% of families receive electricity for free and at a subsidized rate of up to 50%. This can also happen in Punjab, if the AAP forms the government. “said Kejriwal.
Senior party leadership, however, had yet to erase the face of the state’s chief minister linked to the elections, and local leaders want the party to clear the name as soon as possible. “The question of the chief candidate of the ministry needs to be resolved quickly. There are many faces in the party who are capable of taking responsibility, but the party wants a face that can counter the stature of Captain Amarinder Singh,” said said a Delhi MP and AAP national spokesperson.
The AAP spokesperson further said that the party plans to gain popularity among the people of Punjab step by step by detecting opposition strategies in the upcoming elections. He said central and local leaders have full confidence that the party will gain popular support for its clear stand in favor of farmers’ protest against the three controversial farm laws introduced by the Center last year.
The party believes that three other important factors – Delhi’s development work under the AAP government, the ruling opposition to the ruling Punjab Congress and the widespread corruption throughout Punjab will help it gain support in the coming years. elections.
“We are currently in a very good position and the party will run for office with confidence to form the government this time around. Local leaders have worked hard and stood by the people of Punjab on every issue they raised. “, AAP chief added.
In the last Assembly polls in 2017, the AAP won 112 seats out of a total of 117 seats in the Punjab and secured second place by winning 20 seats after 77 in Congress. While the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Bharatiya Janata Le Parti (BJP) won 15 and 3 seats respectively.
In addition, the AAP was third in terms of total share of the vote in the state after Congress (38.50 percent) and the SAD (25.24 percent), with the AAP scoring 23.17 percent.
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