AAP nationwide convenor Arvind Kejriwal and celebration’s Punjab unit chief Bhagwant Mann met some farmers in Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi’s constituency Chamkaur Sahib.
In a brief video of the assembly launched by the celebration on Friday, Kejriwal and Mann are seen sitting on a cot positioned within the mustard fields and interacting with some farmers.
Within the video, Mann asks the farmers if they have cost for the cane crop and the peasants reply that it has not but been cleared. “Did you not get payment for your produce for two years?” Kejriwal then asks the farmers.
One other farmer tells the AAP leaders that quite a lot of youth of the realm are unemployed. “So, this time are you going to bring a change (bringing AAP to power)?” quips Kejriwal in the course of the dialog with peasants.
“We are with you..,” an aged farmer tells Kejriwal, and the Delhi chief minister tells him that they solely want their assist. Punjab goes to polls on February 14 and the AAP is eyeing to wrest energy from the ruling Congress.
Kejriwal was on a two-day go to to the northern state which concluded on Thursday throughout which he additionally campaigned door-to-door, dominated himself out of the race because the celebration’s CM face, because the AAP launched its “Janta Chunegi Apna CM” drive a day earlier and mentioned the title of the candidate for the highest submit shall be introduced after getting the suggestions of individuals. Kejriwal, nevertheless, had mentioned his personal desire for the submit is Bhagwant Mann.
Throughout the dialog with peasants in a village in Chamkaur Sahib, within the video, one other farmer tells Kejriwal that they acquired all assist and assist from the AAP dispensation, together with making preparations of water, ration and offering different necessities which was made when the peasants have been agitating in opposition to farm legal guidelines at Delhi borders. “Did you come to know about our schools and hospitals in Delhi,” Kejriwal asks, to which the farmers reply they’re aware of it. The Delhi chief minister then asks the peasants whether or not there’s a authorities faculty of their space.
The aged farmer replies solely 5 academics are there the place 12 academics are wanted. “What will the children do?” he asks. Kejriwal tells them if AAP involves energy, it should enhance the situation of presidency faculties like his authorities did in Delhi and in addition present employment to youth.
“The way we brought about a change in Delhi, we will bring a change in Punjab too,” he mentioned. The Channi-government has been beneath assault particularly from the Aam Aadmi Get together over the problems of faculties. AAP chief and Delhi training minister Manish Sisodia had final month visited two authorities main faculties positioned in Chamkaur Sahib, alleging their pathetic situation.
Sisodia had then alleged that the bathroom there was stinking and lecture rooms have been infested with spider webs and in one of many faculties, there was just one instructor, who was getting simply Rs 6,000 per thirty days. Sisodia, Kejriwal and Mann usually are not the one AAP leaders who’ve focused Channi’s constituency.
Final month, senior AAP chief and Punjab affairs co-incharge Raghav Chadha had paid a shock go to to Jindapur village in Chamkaur Sahib and alleged that unlawful sand mining was being carried out in Channi’s constituency. Nonetheless, the Punjab chief minister had trashed his claims and had given a strict warning to AAP leaders from Delhi that no “outsider” could be allowed to lift an “unfounded alarm” within the state.