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People of Punjab aim to bring AAP to power, impatient to root out Akali-BJP government: Arvind Kejriwal

Election Commission Announced The Dates For The High-stakes Assembly Elections In Five States On Wednesday, Including Goa And Punjab Which Will Go To Polls On February 4.

PTI | Updated on: 04 Jan 2017, 09:26:29 PM
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal (Image source: Getty)


Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday that the people of Punjab are highly impatient to root out the Akali-BJP coalition in the state and aspires to bring in the "honest AAP" to help people get rid of drug menace and corruption.

Election Commission announced the dates for the high-stakes Assembly elections in five states on Wednesday, including Goa and Punjab which will go to polls on February 4.

"Goa and Punjab will go to polls on February 4. We welcome this. People had been waiting impatiently for the announcement of poll dates in the two states," Kejriwal said. Kejriwal and other AAP leaders have been campaigning extensively in Punjab over the last few months and the young party hopes to replicate its stunning performance in Delhi Assembly elections.

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It also seeks to expand its footprint beyond the national capital. "The condition of people has worsened to such a level that they are getting impatient to root out the Akali-BJP coalition government in Punjab," he alleged. Drug menace and corruption are among the major issues that AAP has been raising even as it is reaching out to people in the state through its intensive campaigning, both on ground and on social media. "People of Punjab want to bring honest AAP into power which can help them get rid of the drug menace and corruption," Kejriwal claimed. 

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First Published : 04 Jan 2017, 09:18:00 PM