Punjab Elections 2017: AAP party led by chief spokesperson Sharmistha Mukherjee along with women workers “welcomed” the Chief Minister with a symbolic kalash outside Players’ Building.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress party has hit out at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) members and have accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of neglecting the state as they return after campaigning in the poll-bound states of Punjab and Goa. 52 out of 67 AAP MLAs, including the CM were out of the state capital. The campaigning for the two states ended on Thursday ahead of the assembly elections that are scheduled to be conducted on February 4.
While BJP and Congress are accusing Kejriwal of ‘ignoring Delhi’, AAP party led by chief spokesperson Sharmistha Mukherjee along with women workers “welcomed” the Chief Minister with a symbolic kalash outside Players’ Building. Party chief Ajay Maken said it was befitting to give them a “Ghar Vapasi” welcome, as is done in traditional households in the country.
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BJP members held a press conference and accused AAP of not fulfilling its promises. BJP Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwari after waving RTI replies from the government said, “It seems Kejriwal is planning to apply the odd-even formula to Delhi and to Punjab if he wins, which is unlikely. He thinks he can become Delhi CM on odd days and Punjab CM on even days. He has reduced Delhi to the Delhi secretariat.” He added, “Within two years, 859 buses have gone off roads. The number of beds for patients in government hospitals has gone down in the last two years.” Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta said, “We can only caution the people of Punjab. They should not make the same mistakes as we did in Delhi by electing AAP to power.”