Badals ruined Punjab, oust them from power: Kejriwal
Muktsar (Punjab): Launching a fierce attack on the ruling Badal family in Punjab, AAP leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday urged people to oust the Badals from power, saying the once progressive state was on the verge of ruin. “The Badals and their family have ruined a progressive state like Punjab in 10 years,” said Kejriwal, sporting a yellow turban, at a huge gathering of Aam Aadmi Party supporters during the Maghi Mela (fair) held here. Major political parties in Punjab - the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal, the opposition Congress and new entrant AAP - held their political conferences on the occasion. They were seen as a show of strength by all the parties ahead of assembly polls to be held in the state in February next year.
Top leaders from all parties, including Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal (Akali Dal), Amarinder Singh (Congress) and Kejriwal (AAP), launched barbs at each other in their speeches.