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SAD, Cong only ‘nurtured’ own families: AAP

AAP today launched a scathing attack on SAD and Congress, accusing both parties of “nurturing” their own families and said they will face “humiliating” defeat in the 2017 assembly polls.

“Both SAD and Congress have nurtured their own families and indulged in corruption. Badal family had amassed huge properties while the names of family members of Captain (Amarinder Singh) having accounts in Swiss banks has also come to the fore,” Sucha Singh Chhotepur, AAP’s Punjuab Convener said here.

Asserting that AAP will contest assembly polls to save Punjab, Chhotepur alleged that both SAD and Congress would contest to “escape jail” and “hide their corrupt practices”.

“When both parties come to know that AAP is winning, they will unite. Both parties will face humiliating defeat in 2017 polls,” he claimed.

Chhotepur said Punjab was facing the biggest problem of corruption and drugs at this moment.

“Farmers are committing suicides as their condition is pitiable. Industry was migrating to other states because of anti-people policies of the state government,” he said.

He said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is expected to come to Punjab in February. “Kejriwal will be requested to take a meeting of volunteers after Maghi Mela in January. Then a big conference will be held in Punjab in February next year in which Kejriwal will be invited to attend,” he said.

He said Kejriwal will stay in Punjab after the elections are announced in the state and candidates are finalised by the party. “After March and April next year, AAP MLAs and ministers will start visiting Punjab in the wake of upcoming polls,” he said.

He claimed that 26 lakh people had joined AAP in the state as part of its recruitment drive.

Reacting to reported remarks of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal who called Chhotepur as Amarinder Singh’s aide, the AAP leader said Badal has become “arrogant”. “I am a simple man and not an aide of anybody,” he said.

Meanwhile, Chhotepur said a Youth Akail Dal General Secretary Punjab Judgejeet Singh along with his supporters today joined AAP. “He has joined without any condition,” he said.