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Punjab polls: Dalit representative to be deputy CM if AAP wins

Delhi CM And AAP Convener Arvind Kejriwal On Friday Announced That If His Party Wins Punjab Assembly Elections, The Deputy Chief Minister For The State Would Be A Dalit.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Saurabh Kumar | Updated on: 04 Jan 2017, 02:35:26 PM
Arvind Kejriwal (source: Getty)

New Delhi:

Delhi CM and AAP Convener Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced that if his party wins Punjab Assembly elections, the deputy chief minister for the state would be a Dalit.

He made the announcement on the occasion of releasing Dalit Manifesto of party at Phillaur, a reserved constituency in Jalandhar.

Among the most significant promises made in the manifesto is a Special Investigation Team to inquire into cases of atrocities against Dalits in the past five years and recommend exemplary punishments.

“AAP government will have a Social Security Scheme for all Dalits”, said Kejriwal addressing a political rally ahead of assembly elections in Punjab.

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First Published : 25 Nov 2016, 05:53:00 PM