Kejriwal launches AAP’s trade and industry manifesto for Punjab
Aam Aadmi Party national convenor Arvind Kejriwal reportedly released party’s trade and industry manifesto for Panjab in Ludhiana today.
As part of his three-day visit to the poll-bound Punjab, the Delhi Chief Minister met traders and industrialists in the state. The manifesto was released in the presence of representatives of trade, transport and industry associations, media reports said.
Leaders of trade associations and AAP in Punjab earlier alleged that the SAD-BJP alliance’s anti-traders policies forced the industrialists to move to other states.
Punjab Dialogue Committee chairman Kanwar Sandhu and AAP’s Trade and Industry wing head Aman Arora said there is great need to reinstall the faith of the traders in the government by making pro-traders policies, PTI reported.
Sandhu claimed that seven rounds of dialogues were organised with different sections of traders community to prepare the manifesto and the committee received over 2,000 written suggestions and many emails helping to draft the manifesto.
He also argued that the investor’s summits organised by the state government were mere “eyewash” and that summit failed to offer a friendly environment for industrialists.
As part of campaign in the state, AAP earlier declared that the party would waive off the farmers’ loans if it comes to power in Punjab. Kejriwal also promised the implementation of ‘Sir Chotu Ram Act’ to put an end to farmers’ suicides, along with providing proper price for crops and free medical facilities to farmers.
Meanwhile, AAP is expected to announce its 56 remaining candidates for the assembly polls in the state within a month. AAP has already announced 61 names.