Punjab polls: AAP, Lok Insaaf Party alliance announces two candidates

4 Jan 2017

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) alliance today announced two candidates from Phagwara and Ludhiana (Central) Assembly constituencies for the upcoming Punjab polls. Addressing media here, AAP leader Sanjay Singh and Lok Insaaf Party leader Balwinder Singh Bains said that Jarnail Singh Nangal will contest from Phagwara on 'Broom' symbol of AAP while Vipan Sood will contest from Ludhiana (Central) on Lok Insaaf Party symbol. Bains said that the alliance between AAP and LIP is "based on trust and unique of its kind" Although Jarnail belongs to LIP, he will contest on Broom symbol. He said that with the implementation of model code of conduct in the state, the people will come out in huge number openly against the SAD-BJP alliance. Talking about demonetization decision of Modi government, Sanjay Singh said that as party convener Arvind Kejriwal and AAP had earlier said that "it is a scam of Rs 8 lakh crore". He said that Modi has taken the decision to "appease Ambani, Adani and Mallya group". "The loan of big industrialists will be waived off with the hard earned money of common people," he said. "AAP-LIP alliance will sweep the elections in Punjab and break the Delhi election result record," said Sanjay Singh. He said the people of Punjab "understand the secret plan" of the Badal family and Amarinder family to contest the elections collectively. "Amarinder Singh (Punjab Congress chief), Sukhbir Singh Badal (Punjab deputy Chief Minister and SAD President) and Bikram Singh Majithia (Revenue Minister) ask Kejriwal to contest elections against them but never talk about contesting against each other," he said. He said that if Amarinder considers himself brave then he must contest from Jalalabad against Sukhbir and Bhagwant Mann of AAP. Meanwhile, youth Congress leader and party's Fatehgarh Sahib unit General Secretary Rupinder Singh Happy, Block Samiti member Lakhwinder Singh, Block Samiti Members Swaranjit Kaur, Inderpreet Dhillon and Jaswinder Singh joined Aam Aadmi Party in the presence of Punjab incharge Sanjay Singh and AAP candidate from Bassi Pathana, Santokh Singh Salana. Welcoming the leaders in party fold, Sanjay Singh said that "Congress party has been rejected by the people of Punjab twice in a row and they do not trust Congress anymore."  He said that the leaders will be given due respect in the party. Rupinder said that there is a strong wave in favor of Aam Aadmi Party in the state and youngsters are enthusiastic to join AAP and be part of the revolution. He said that Congress earlier promised to give tickets to youth from non political background but did opposite to their promise.(PTI)