Collusion Between SAD-BJP and Congress: Gurpreet Singh Waraich

Ahead of the upcoming Assembly elections in Punjab, Harpreet Bajwa talks to  Gurpreet Singh Waraich, AAP Punjab convener about his party's poll strategy.

Published: 30th October 2016 11:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th October 2016 11:36 AM   |  A+A-


Gurpreet Singh Waraich, AAP Punjab convener

On AAP’s election agenda and issues.
AAP’s prime agenda is to pull Punjab back from despair and to restore its lost glory. We want Punjab to be free from drugs, farmer suicides, Dalit atrocities, and liquor, sand, transport and cable mafia.

On the divided house of AAP in Punjab.

This a malicious propaganda unleashed by our political opponents. There could be difference of opinions between leaders of the party on issues. But to say it is a divided house is absolutely not true.

On the impact of Sucha Singh Chhotepur and others leaving AAP to form their own party.
Whenever someone leaves the party, it is always painful. But then a party cannot compromise on its principles and ideology. Our biggest crusade is against corruption. Chhotepur will have no impact on AAP’s prospects in Punjab as there is a huge groundswell already in favour of the party.

On no declaration of CM candidate.
CM candidate is not an important issue for the party.

On Punjabi-versus non-Punjab in the party.

Many of our party leaders from Punjab, especially Bhagwant Mann, worked hard in Delhi Assembly polls. When Punjab is heading for polls, our party colleagues from Delhi, Goa, Gujarat and from other states have come to help us.

On SAD-BJP’s claim of development.
If development had taken place in Punjab, the SAD-BJP alliance would not be struggling to stop the wipe-out in the coming polls.

On the ‘nexus’ between SAD-BJP and Congress to keep AAP out.
SAD-BJP and Congress are in collusion. Capt Amarinder tried to protect Bikram Singh Majithia by opposing the CBI inquiry against him, which his Congress. Now CM Badal returned the favour
by withdrawing the corruption case registered 10 years ago against Amarinder.


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