People of Punjab Tired of Corruption: Bhagwant Mann

Bhagwant Mann addressing an election rally in Punjab on December 19, 2016
Bhagwant Mann addressing an election rally in Punjab on December 19, 2016

Bureaucratic and political corruption is the main problem that is slowly destroying the state.

By Rakesh Raman

As the election fever is getting hot in the Indian state of Punjab, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has started an aggressive campaign in the state to woo the voters.

Bhagwant Mann, an AAP member of parliament (MP) from Sangrur, said today that people of Punjab are now tired of corrupt Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Congress governments. That’s why, he said, entire Punjab has picked up broom (Jhadu), the election symbol of AAP.

The comedian-turned-politician Mann was addressing an election meeting – under the banner Punjab Inquilab rally- in the state.

Last year, AAP – led by Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal – had won 67 seats in the 70-member Delhi Assembly. Now the party wants to repeat its Delhi performance in Punjab.

“A ray of hope was needed for people of Punjab. That ray of hope has been given by AAP,” Mann said.

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Punjab, which was among the most prosperous states of India, is now facing myriad problems such as lawlessness, unemployment, drugs menace, and economic slowdown. However, bureaucratic and political corruption is the main problem that is slowly destroying the state.

Assembly election is expected to be held in Punjab in 2017. At present Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)- Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance has a majority in the 117-seat Vidhan Sabha. The government is headed by chief minister Parkash Singh Badal.

The other major political parties in the state are Congress, Aam Aadmi Party, and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).

By Rakesh Raman, who is a government award-winning journalist and runs free school for deserving children under his NGO – RMN Foundation.

Photo courtesy: AAP Punjab

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