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Kejriwal woos traders, meets Radha Soami sect chief

On his second visit to Punjab within three weeks, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday reached out to traders promising to end ‘raid raj’ and also met Radha Soami sect chief Gurinder Singh Dhillon in a bid to broaden AAP’s base the state which goes to polls next year.

Taking potshots at the Centre over black money compliance window, Kejriwal alleged IT department is targeting traders across the country to meet its target while big businessmen like Vijay Malya were going scot-free.

Wooing the business community, traditionally considered BJP supporters, he said if AAP forms next government it would end ‘raid raj’ and bring “business-friendly” policies in the state as it has done in Delhi.

The AAP national convenor also met Radha Soami sect chief Gurinder Singh Dhillon at Beas. The sect has a considerable following in the state.

Kejriwal met Dhillon at Radha Soami headquarters, also known as Dera Baba Jaimal Singh, and spent over 30 minutes with him.

“During the meeting, they discussed the political scenario of Punjab in view of upcoming assembly election in the state, an AAP spokesman said.

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