Reaching out to Punjabi’s in their own language, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has vowed not to spare those involved in the 2015 alleged desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib at Faridkot’s Bargari village.
An audio message to this effect, where Kejriwal is heard speaking chaste Punjabi, has been issued by the Aam Aadmi Party across social media platforms.
The message, where the AAP chief begins speaking with the Punjabi salutation ‘Sat Sri Akal’, is also being disseminated through IVR (Interactive Voice Response) to reach people through the cellular network.
“One year ago Sri Guru Granth Sahib was disrespected in Bargari. People who were behind it have not been caught yet. After ‘jhaadu wali party’ (AAP) comes to power we will punish them in a way like no one else so that they dare not repeat it again...disrespect of any religious book won’t be tolerated,” Kejriwal says.
Last week, the first such audio was released by AAP as part of a planned audio and video onslaught, featuring Kejriwal, in the last leg of the campaigning before the state goes to polls on February 4.
“We plan to reach out to each and every voter of Punjab,” a party member said.
In that message, Kejriwal reiterated his promise to jail Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, alleging his involvement in “drug trade”.
In Punjab, AAP is involved in a triangular contest against the incumbent SAD-BJP combine and the Congress, who have often branded Kejriwal as an “outsider”, which AAP’s latest reach out addresses.
Punjab was caught in a spiral of violence following the Faridkot incident in October 2015.