National Convener of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Delhi Chief Minister Arvinder Kejriwal on Sunday pledged to confiscate ill-gotten money and properties amassed by the Badals and his other Cabinet Ministers during the last 10 years of SAD-BJP’s misrule in Punjab. Releasing the farmers’ Manifesto in New Grain Market here, Kejriwal told the massive gathering that once AAP would come into power in 2017, it would immediately order the enquiry into the ill-gotten money and properties amassed by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, Sukhbir Singh Badal, Bikram Majithia, Adesh Pratap Singh Kairo and Sikander Singh Malooka. Once found guilty, AAP Government would send them into jail and confiscate their money, which they gathered after looting the people of Punjab, he added.Responding to the thunderous applause of the people, Kejriwal said that the money confiscated from Badals and other Akali Ministers, would be spent on opening new hospitals and schools for the benefit of the.
Kejriwal said that after holding a detailed enquiry, if fleet of buses owned by Badals were found to be attained through ill-gotten money, these buses would also be distributed among the unemployed youth of Punjab, so that they can earn their livelihood from the same. He dared Badals that there are only four months left to the elections, if they (Badals) have guts, they should arrest him or Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government would arrest them (Badals) and send them behind bars. Making a scathing attack on the PPCC Chief Captain Amarinder Singh, Kejriwal said that he (Captain) is having close proximity with Badals, which could be evident from his prompt reaction on his (Kejriwal’s) statement that he would stay in Punjab till Badals are sent to Jail. “Captain ko Mirchi kyon lagi” (Why Captain got disturbed), this shows Captain is an advocate of Badals and Majithia.
Kejriwal also announced an in-depth probe into the various multi-crore Chit Fund scams under the alleged patronage of Akalis and pledged that cheated money of farmers and poors would be given them back after sending owners of such Chit Fund companies into jail. While releasing the farmers’ manifesto, Kejriwal announced that agriculture sector would be made debt-free by December 2018. Rolling out a detailed ‘blue-print’ to make peasantry debt-free, AAP National Convenor Kejriwal assured re-enactment of the Sir Chhotu Ram Act of 1934 (Monelenders’ Debt) and said under no circumstances will be the sum of interest payable exceed the principal amount. He said that AAP Government would implement Loan Waive Off Plan for Bank debts under which loans of Poor Farmers & Farm Labourers will be waived off, apart from waiving off the loans of SCs and BCs.
Even the Interest on Loans of Other Farmers will be waived off, he added.To make up the Crop Loss, Kejriwal said compensation of Rs 20,000 per acre for crop loss due to drought, floods, pest attack, unseasonal rain would be given to farmers and in the event of crop failure, Farm Labourers shall be given a compensation of Rs 10,000 for every month of loss of work. Head of the Lokhit Abhiyan, Jagmeet Brar honoured Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on the occasion. President of NRI Wing of Canada, Jaskirat Kaur Mann handed over keys of a Hi-Tech Campaign Van for Punjab to Kejriwal and offered as many as 100 more such vans to the party in days to come. Prominent among other AAP leaders, who were present on the occasion include State Convener Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi, AAP MPs Bhagwant Mann, Prof Sadhu Singh, In-charge of Punjab, Sanjay Singh, Co-Incharge Jarnail Singh, Head of the Manifesto Committee Kanwar Sandhu, Head of Farmers’ wing Captain GS Kang, Party’s Spokesman Sukhpal Singh Khaira, Head of Legal Cell of party, Himmat Singh Shergil, Head of Women Wing, Prof. Baljinder Kaur, Head of Youth Wing Harjot Bains and National Council Member of AAP, Yamini Gomer, President of NRI’s wing of Canada, Jaskirat Kaur Mann, Kultar Singh Sadhawa and Jasvir Singh Jassi Sekhon.