Kejriwal helping extremist forces, claims Rahul

Kejriwal helping extremist forces, claims Rahul
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday warned the people of Punjab of extremist forces trying to raise their head in the state, while accusing AAP leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of helping them. Rahul was speaking at rallies in Sangrur and Lambi on the last day of campaigning in the state.

He referred to the recent bomb blast in Bathinda, which has been linked to the Khalistan Commando Force (KCF), saying if these forces raise their head again, Punjab will look the other way. Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh also came down heavily on the incumbent Badals and Kejriwal for ‘pushing Punjab into a quagmire of violence and unrest’.

He said while Kejriwal was encouraging the revival of extremism with his radical ideology, the Badals are selling and exploiting religion for political gains, just as they had done in Patiala in 1970. Amarinder and Rahul were at the village of Ballian in Sangrur, where they had food from a community kitchen. The village is famous for its Sanjha Chulla (community oven), where families cook food, sit and eat together. They also interacted with the locals.

Rahul said that he promises five things to the people of Punjab, all of which will be finished in a time-bound manner.  These include wiping out the drug problem within four weeks of coming to power, providing land for Dalits and the poor within two months and creating jobs for the unemployed poor within three months. He announced that new laws will be enacted to confiscate properties of the drug dealers, as part of dealing with the menace.
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