Kejriwal Rakes up Farmers' Suicide Issue in Punjab

\'We want to see a Punjab which is prosperous..let us make Punjab where no farmer commits suicide,\' he said.

Published: 28th April 2016 10:05 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th April 2016 10:05 PM   |  A+A-


Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressing volunteers during a training-cum-orientation programme for the second phase of the odd-even scheme at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi. |File Photo: PTI


CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal today raked up farmers' suicide issue in Punjab and claimed people of the state, which goes to polls next year, are "yearning" for a change.

"Farmers are committing suicide and recently a farmer and his mother committed suicide," Kejriwal, who was here to attend a Bar Council programme, said.

He said the next Assembly election will not be just another election but a "revolution" which would uproot the "corrupt" and "non-performing" Akali-BJP regime.

"We want to see a Punjab which is prosperous..let us make Punjab where no farmer commits suicide," he said.

Notably, unable to pay a loan, a farmer and his elderly mother committed suicide on Tuesday at Jodhpur village allegedly when a commission agent, alongwith police and revenue officials, was trying to take possession of his land.

The Delhi Chief Minister was here to distribute licences to young law graduates of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh to practice law. It was for the first time that a chief minister from other state attended such a ceremony of the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana.

Until now, only the CMs, the Governors, other minister of Punjab and Haryana, judges or legal luminaries have been coming to attend such events of the Bar Council.

He claimed that in Punjab assembly polls next year, AAP's performance will be good and "Congress will go to zero while Akalis will be reduced below 10 seats".

Seeking to project a pro-farmer face of his government in Delhi, Kejriwal said when crops were damaged due to rains in the national capital earlier, some farmers had approached him and he immediately accompanied them to their fields.

He claimed more and more people are accepting the AAp's model of governance and trying to replicate it and added if polls were to be held today in Delhi, AAP will win all 70 seats.

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