The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will contest the upcoming Municipal Corporation and Municipal Committee elections in Punjab on its election symbol 'Broom'. The announcement was made jointly by party in-charge and MLA from Delhi Jarnail Singh and state president and MP Bhagwant Mann during a press conference convened at the party headquarters on Monday. Leader of Opposition (LoP) in Punjab Legislative Assembly Harpal Singh Cheema, deputy Leader of Opposition Sarabjit Kaur Manuke, MLA Kultar Singh Sandhwan, Aman Arora, Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer, Principal Budhram, Prof Baljinder Kaur, Jai Kishan Singh Rodi, Kulwant Singh Pandori, Jagtar Singh Jagga Hissowal, Manjit Singh Bilaspur, Master Baldev Singh, Rupinder Kaur Ruby, Amarjit Singh Sandoya, party general secretary Harchand Singh Barsat, secretary Gagandeep Singh Chadha among other leaders were present on the occasion.Jarnail Singh said that AAP would contest all the seats in the forthcoming local bodies’ elections with full vigor. “These elections will be fought on the party's election symbol. It is a golden opportunity for the people this time to bring change in the cities by electing their councillors among the people, who would work for the people,” he added.
He also asked the government officials working in the elections to perform their duties without any pressure. He said that there was no need to accept pressure from any government as the Congress government in the state would be changed after one year.AAP Punjab president and MP Bhagwant Mann said that crores of rupees were being swindled in Municipal Corporations and Municipal Committees. “To prevent such corruption, it is imperative that an educated and competent person be elected as their representative. With the party's election symbol 'broom', political and garbage contamination would be cleaned from the streets,” he said. Talking about the farmers’ agitation, Mann said he hoped that the arrogant and stubborn stance of the dictatorial Modi-led central government would come out soon. He said that today the farmers of the country were fighting for their survival on the Delhi borders in severe cold, but it was very unfortunate that their issues were not redressed by the Modi government. Mann said that he had recently done his duty by raising the voice of lakh of farmers in the Parliament’s Central Hall and that the voice of the farmers would be raised wherever Prime Minister Modi would be faced in future.