Chandigarh, September 12 : Jagmeet Singh Brar has hailed the ‘Kisaan Manifesto’ released by AAP’s National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal in Baghapurana yesterday as a very well drafted comprehensive solution that will lay the foundation for the revival of Punjab’s rural economy and ailing farming sector.
Saying the ‘Kisaan Manifesto’ had covered the pain areas of Punjab’s farming sector and provided a much needed ray of hope to distressed farmers who were on the verge on suicide he commented “This manifesto is the result of months of sincere hard work and efforts of the ‘Bolda Punjab’ team led by Kanwar Sandhu, and it reflects the real pain of farmers, it gives Punjab a new ray of hope and brings out real solutions to real problems’
Thanking the people of Punjab for their overwhelming response at yesterday’s event he said the crowd had surpassed the Maghi rally he had praised openly while still in Congress and added “Despite every Akali roadblock there was a sea of Punjabis at Baghapurana yesterday and a Tsunami of hope started when this manifesto was released”
Urging farmers to stay strong in the face of rising debt he appealed “Only a few months are left for winds of change to bring in good times in Punjab, ‘Tagde Reho, Umeed Na Chaddeyo’ ”
He thanked the manifesto team and AAP’s leadership for incorporating the key suggestions of Lok Hit Abhiyan in the manifesto and said “I thank the manifesto committee for including the solutions that Lok Hit Abhiyan had proposed during our door to door campaign over the last months and we will now take this manifesto to the people of Punjab and ask for their support in 2017”
Brushing aside Captain Amarinder’s remark that the manifesto was copied from Congress he said “Amarinder should get his memory checked – Congress has not released a manifesto yet, how can we copy something that doesn’t exist? On the other hand, I started a campaign for a Loan Settlement Ordinance in May from Chapperchiri – Bajwa and Amarinder started to copy that two weeks ago”
He also laughed off Captain’s tweet saying Kejriwal had no knowledge of agriculture and jibed “If Amarinder thinks he’s an agriculture expert because of his Cherry farming experience then his manifesto will be a joke book”