Photos of only Ambedkar, Bhagat Singh in government offices if AAP comes to power in Punjab: Arvind Kejriwal | Amritsar News

AMRITSAR: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday that if his party came to power in Punjab after the February 20 Assembly elections, photographs of BR Ambedkar and Bhagat Singh would be displayed in all government offices of State. He added that there will be no photographs of any politicians in these offices.
Delhi’s chief minister has attacked Punjab Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Bikram Singh Majithia for indulging in a verbal squabble and ignoring issues plaguing people in the East Assembly segment of Amritsar, calling them “political elephants”.
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He alleged that Sidhu was not fighting corruption, rather his fight was only to become the state’s next chief minister.
Speaking to reporters, Kejriwal said he announced a few days ago that in every government office in Delhi there would be photographs of Ambedkar and Bhagat Singh.
“Today we are announcing that after the formation of government (PAA) in Punjab, there will be no picture of the Chief Minister or any other political leader in any government office.
“Photos of Babasaheb Ambedkar and Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh will be displayed in all government offices, so that by looking at these photos, we and the next generation can be inspired by them,” he said.
Recounting the struggles of Ambedkar and Bhagat Singh, Kejriwal said both wanted good education and good health for all and the country should progress after independence.
Responding to a question about Amritsar East MLA Sidhu and Majithia who have been pitted against the cricketer-turned-politician since the seat, he said the Assembly segment’s public issues were buried because of their verbal spat.
“Both deceive each other and public issues are buried because of it. No one talks about public issues. Both are very big political elephants under whose feet the public is crushed,” the party Aam Aadmi said ( AAP) the national official said.
He said voters in Amritsar East have nothing to do with the verbal duel between Sidhu and Majithia, they are concerned with basic issues regarding electricity, clean water, roads and schools.
Kejriwal alleged that Sidhu does not answer phone calls or meet people personally.
He also alleged that the Congress leader had done nothing for his constituency.
On the other hand, Majithia is contesting the Amritsar East polls only to defeat Sidhu, Kejriwal claimed.
“What do people have to do with all this?” He asked.
Kejriwal said Amritsar East AAP candidate Jeevanjot Kaur is running a door-to-door campaign and she will always be available to listen to people’s issues.
Amritsar East voters should ensure that Kaur wins the electoral contest, beating Sidhu and Majithia, he added.
Responding to a question, Kejriwal said that when he describes his party colleague Bhagwant Mann as “kattar imaandar” (fiercely honest), his political rivals feel they are “kattar bhrashtachari” (corrupt) and that makes the difference very clearly.
Targeting the AAP’s political rivals, he said they only think of “looting” people, while Mann thinks of Punjab.
Mann is the AAP’s leading ministerial candidate in Punjab.
On another question about ordering an investigation into alleged “looting” of money, Kejriwal said a count of every penny would be taken. “All the money that was looted will be taken back,” he added.
Mann wondered how the state had racked up a debt of Rs 3 lakh crore when no new schools, hospitals or roads had been built in the past few years.
He also took a dig at Sidhu, saying the cricketer-turned-politician had been in government for over 14 years and is still talking about politics for change.
Mann said that when Congress leader Rahul Gandhi visited Punjab a few days ago, Sidhu said in his presence that he wanted power to make decisions and did not want to be a “darshani ghoda” ( master piece).
Kejriwal said Sidhu’s fight is not against corruption or to reform Punjab, but to become the state’s next chief minister.
On another question, the AAP supremo alleged that searches were conducted at his premises by the Directorate of Enforcement (ED), the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Department of Taxation. income at the request of the Centre.
The 117-member Punjab Assembly will go to the polls on February 20 and vote counting will begin on March 10.

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