Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday promised to make Punjab free of drug and corruption if his party is elected to power in the state Assembly election early next year. Kejriwal said that they will implement strategies to bring the state back on track and AAP will stop illegal mining, cable and transport mafia "thriving" under the "political patronage".
He also said that if elected AAP government will also ensure severe punishment for the perpetrators involved in the sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib so that nobody can even think of repeating it in the future.
Kejriwal said that this border district has been ignored by the Akalis and the Congress since its formation but AAP will revive the industrial hub at Goindwal Sahib and Sheron sugarmill which will provide employment opportunities to the youth of this area.
Parkash Singh Badal government has failed to identify and punish the accused involved in the sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib, he said.
Had they been the well-wishers of "Sikh Panth", both Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal would have acted swiftly and seriously in the Bargari case in which two persons lost their lives due to alleged firing by police on protesters against sacrilege of Holy book, he said.
Lashing out at Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, Badals and Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh, Kejriwal said that all of them have a secret agreement on saving each other's misdeeds. He claimed that Badals have closed the corruption cases against Amarinder while the latter had approached Congress chairperson Sonia Gandhi to bail out Majithia from a CBI enquiry during the Congress regime at the Centre.
Had Amarinder not interfered, Majithia would have been behind the bars in multi-crore drug case, he said.