Kejriwal has dialled `100’ from Punjab politics!


Punjab is about to go for next assembly elections. There is possibility that elections will be held in the beginning of next year. Almost all the political parties are seen on toes by preparing political grounds for the same.
Previously, it was between the Congress and the Akali Dal. However, the situation looks altogether different this time. There is a third ‘party’ entry into the Punjab politics. It’s the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is becoming a big political threat to both the Congress and the Akali Dal. Those who consider the AAP a ‘weak’ political party are probably underestimating it. These people are even not trying to understand the real mood of electorates. A wave for change is flowing in Punjab because people have already seen the rule of both the Congress and the ruling SAD-BJP combine. People of Punjab are seen completely fed-up with the ruling alliance and they are seeing no hope from the Congress. The people of the state are considering themselves ‘suppressed’ under the rule of the Akali-BJP. Therefore, people are in a move to find out a third alternative. No doubt, there have been many ‘third alternatives’ in Punjab earlier too but these were not of the level where the AAP is at present.
Aam Aadmi Party convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday released the first poll document of the party ahead of 2017 assembly polls in Punjab. The document was released at Amritsar during his maiden day of three-day visit to Punjab. Addressing the rally in Amritsar, Kejriwal claimed that his party will win at least 100 seats of the 117 in Punjab. The Kejriwal’s claim seems to be ‘realistic one’ because almost all the major political parties generally make tall claims of winning all the assembly seats in Punjab.
The reaction of the leaders of the ruling alliance have not poured in so far but Punjab Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh has described the Aam Aadmi Party’s 51 point ‘Youth Manifesto’ as a “bunch of stolen ideas from the Congress”. “This is not even the old wine in new bottles, but stolen wine in stolen bottles”, he remarked, while challenging the AAP to prove that its manifesto is not a carbon copy of the Congress announcements made during the recent past. Capt Amarinder has issued the statement because every politician is supposed to react on any political act of the Opposition to make his presence. The other leaders may also follow his suit tomorrow, just to condemn their political ‘opponent’. Whatever may be there but it is true that Kejriwal has taken a ‘lead’ and others will have to follow him. In-fact, Kejriwal has dialled `100’ to come to power in Punjab. His political opponents are just looking at him. Perhaps, similar may be the situation even after the election results are declared next year.
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Sunday, July 3, 2016