Kejriwal kicks-off 5-day visit to Punjab
With Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal starting his five day visit to Punjab from Thursday to ‘study’ various issue concerning the state, ruling Akali Dal and opposition Congress on Wednesday hit out at the AAP leader describing him as a ‘seasonal bird’ and his visit a show of ‘political theatrics.’
Kejriwal will be in Punjab from September 24 to 29 to interact with families of distressed farmers, members of dalit families against whom alleged atrocities were committed, unemployed youth and families of victims of drug abuse, an AAP spokesman said here on Wednesday.
On February 25, he will visit Sangrur, Bathinda, Ferozepur and Faridkot, next day he would be in Khaddor Sahib, Gurdaspur and Amritsar, on February 27 he will visit Hoshiarpur and Jalandhar and February 28 Ludhiana, Fatehgarh Sahib and Patiala on February 29.
Ahead of Kejriwal’s visit, CM Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday said in ‘poll season’ many seasonal birds would visit the state, but claimed it would hardly have any effect “as the SAD-BJP alliance is all set to register third consecutive win and will form the government again in 2017.”