Kejriwal demands immediate arrest of Sukhbir over blast
Holding the ruling SAD responsible for the Maur explosion, AAP convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday demanded the immediate arrest of SAD president and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal for ensuring a peaceful election in the state.
"To ensure peaceful elections, Sukhbir Badal should be immediately arrested. His role in yesterday's blast be probed.He'll cause more violence," Kejriwal tweeted.
Earlier, holding the ruling SAD responsible for the Maur explosion and a series of sacrilege incidents, AAP national general secretary Sanjay Singh told a press conference here that his party had lodged a complaint against Sukhbir with the Election Commission, seeking his arrest and interrogation.
Later, an AAP delegation led by Singh met Punjab Chief Electoral Officer V K Singh seeking his intervention for immediate arrest of Sukhbir. He alleged that the incidents of violence were being perpetrated by Congress and SAD out of "frustration" as AAP was gaining massive support.
Sweep out corruption from Punjab with broom: Sisodia
AAP leader and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has exhorted the Punjab electorate to "sweep out corruption and the autocratic rule of Badals with broom" (AAP's party symbol).
Addressing the people in favour of party nominees here yesterday, he said people of the state have witnessed gundaism backed by the ruling Badals for many years.
"The Badal family has grabbed trade and business in the state. The representatives of SAD-Congress have always threatened traders and grabbed money from them.
"It is the need of the hour to form an AAP government in Punjab and change the face of the state," he said.
Sisodia accused Akali and Congress leaders of looting the state exchequer for their personal gains, adding that trade and industry was ruined by consecutive governments in the state.