The Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) convoy is increasing day by day in Punjab with eminent personalities joining the party. The party gained strength when Jaideep Singh Sandhu, former vice president of Indian Youth Congress in Rajasansi, Amritsar and Rinki Naib, former district general secretary of BJP in Gurdaspur, joined the AAP at the party headquarters here on Friday. MLA and Youth Wing state president Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer inducted the leaders into the party.Welcoming them into the party, Meet Hayer said that influenced by the pro-people policies of the Aam Aadmi Party and the works of Delhi's Arvind Kejriwal government, people are joining the party in large numbers. He said that the Kejriwal government has made Delhi's government schools world-class and introduced a new model of development by improving the condition of government hospitals and the result of that is; today the people across the country like the Aam Aadmi Party and Arvind Kejriwal.
Taking a dig at Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Hayer said that instead of infighting for chair and power, the Captain-led Congress government should focus on the people in distress amid the Covid-19 pandemic. He said that the traders and businessmen in the state were facing difficulties and going through very tough times and Captain Amarinder Singh, being the CM of the state, should take up the cause of the people instead of harassing them further. “If imposing lockdown is necessary, then it is fine; but the Captain government must think about the people who are the worst hit due to this. The government should support them and at least provide them financial assistance,” he added.The AAP leader further said that it had been over a year since the outbreak of Covid pandemic, but the Modi-led central government and the Captain government of the state, had failed in making adequate arrangements and facilities in the health sector to tackle the situation. Hayer said that the Captain government should have fought against the Centre, firmly like the AAP had been doing in Delhi, for not providing the desired oxygen supply. The leaders who joined the party said that the people see Aam Aadmi Party as the only credible alternative to bring a real change.