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So AAP has swept Punjab in the local polls.. they have made many claims in their manifesto that will be very difficult to do in a debt ridden state.

 

The people have obviously run out of choices they trust and have fallen prey to the freebie nonsense that Kejriwal like to keep trumpeting. Whether he actually has delivered on anything or not cannot be confirmed by anyone.

 

So in Punjab AAP gets a chance to show that it can actually deliver. Let's see what they can do.

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Highlights from their manifesto

 

- The Aam Aadmi Party Punjab Government will give 'Holy City' status to Amritsar and Sri Anandpur Sahib. (Should be an easy one to do. According to this no meat/alcohol and tobacco sales in Amritsar)

- Our government will make Punjab corruption-free by passing Jan Lok Pal bill. Complete overhaul of governance and use of technology to eliminate corruption (Not possible to do this. Stupid claim)

- All Mafias including transport mafia, Reta Bajri Mafia, liquor mafia, cable mafia, controlled by politicians will be dismantled. Contracts shall be given to youth on merit. Top politicians involved in drug trade, selling spurious pesticides and running 'Reta-Bajri' and other mafia will be punished and sent to jail. Their properties will be confiscated. (Again not happening. They have claimed to completely cease the drug trade in 1 month :laugh:)

Property tax will be abolished and Domestic electricity rates up to 400 units will be halved. (They are further reducing revenue for the govt... not sure where they are planning to get money to run the govt from)

- Free medicines, treatment and diagnostic tests will be made available in every village through 'Pind Sehat Clinics' and Mohalla clinics in towns. Rs 5 lakh cashless health insurance scheme for treatment in private hospitals. (Free... free... free.......)

- Punjab farmers will be Debt-free by December 2018. (Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V gone wrong :phehe:. More freebies! Guess this means forgiving all loans!! Free... free.... free.............)

- Punjab will be made drug free within one month of formation of government. Rehabilitation and de-addiction of drug victims within six months. :hysterical:

- The government will investigate all incidents of religious desecration in last two years and ensure exemplary punishment for the guilty. (?)

- 25 lakh employment opportunities will be created and Punjabi youth will be made 'job creators' instead of 'job seekers'. (Noble and much needed ... but how in a state with 0 industry?)

- Old age, handicapped and widow pensions to be increased from Rs 500 to Rs 2500. (Free.... freee..........freee.........)

- Aam Aadmi Canteens in all district and sub divisional towns where clean, wholesome meals will be available for Rs 5. (A great initiative that was very much possible if they weren't giving away so many other freebies!)

- No AAP MLA, minister, MP or any other senior leader will use vehicle with hooters and red beacon lights. VIP culture will be ended by cutting down personal security by 95%. (Let's see how they do this - esp in a state that is not as urbanized as Delhi)

- NRI Board will be formed with 24 hour hotline facility to solve all problems faced by NRIs, including VISA problems. (WTF?)

 

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I wonder how long it will take for AAP to blame all issues on the BSF and Indian army establishments as the Khalistani elements get more active from here on. Prob will take about a year or so once the honeymoon period with AAP wears off and the people start to realize that AAP ppl are charlatans

 

After all Army comes under Center... 

 

Also, how long till AAP fights with the Governor to take away attention from not doing anything for the state. I say 6 months

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5 minutes ago, bharathh said:

Highlights from their manifesto

 

 

NRI Board will be formed with 24 hour hotline facility to solve all problems faced by NRIs, including VISA problems. (WTF?)

 

 

Direct hotline with western Khalistanis to smuggle them in the state... aap chronology samajhiye

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Honestly akalis and congress were so entrenched in courrption, as long as aap dont indulge in mega scams they will be in contention in 5 years even if they dont keep promises. 

 

Their biggest issue is keeping their flock together. AAP have been known to collapse into factions in punjab. With 92 they have enough numbers to last 5 years. But it still needs to be done. If punjab aap becomes mann vs kejriwal like sidhu vs channi/ amrinder they will end up with single figures.

 

If i was aap realistically i would

 

(A) ensure no scams. 

(B) rapidly build cadre and infra especially in majha where they are light. SAD and congress have been crushed but their poll management remains top notch. Both are cadre rich parties. Aap is still light in terms of boots on the ground.

(C) dump the khalistanis and look to fully take hindu vote of Congress and Bjp. In delhi aap took away congress vote. They need to repeat that with the Hindu vote. Aap successfully used and dumped Rajewal (farmer union). Just one step further.

 

If they do all three then they can easily come back to power even if they dont keep promises. If post covid 5 years are relatively financially straight forward for india even if punjab grows at 5% when india grows at 7%  it will not matter. AAP will be in a solid position in punjab.

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, G_B_ said:

Honestly akalis and congress were so entrenched in courrption, as long as aap dont indulge in mega scams they will be in contention in 5 years even if they dont keep promises. 

 

Their biggest issue is keeping their flock together. AAP have been known to collapse into factions in punjab. With 92 they have enough numbers to last 5 years. But it still needs to be done. If punjab aap becomes mann vs kejriwal like sidhu vs channi/ amrinder they will end up with single figures.

 

If i was aap realistically i would

 

(A) ensure no scams. 

(B) rapidly build cadre and infra especially in majha where they are light. SAD and congress have been crushed but their poll management remains top notch. Both are cadre rich parties. Aap is still light in terms of boots on the ground.

(C) dump the khalistanis and look to fully take hindu vote of Congress and Bjp. In delhi aap took away congress vote. They need to repeat that with the Hindu vote. Aap successfully used and dumped Rajewal (farmer union). Just one step further.

 

If they do all three then they can easily come back to power even if they dont keep promises. If post covid 5 years are relatively financially straight forward for india even if punjab grows at 5% when india grows at 7%  it will not matter. AAP will be in a solid position in punjab.

 

 

 

 

They cant when they have been bankrolled by Wester khalistanis and ISI... hindus are stupid in punjab.. first Congress now AAP. They suffered in 80s and they will suffer now too- give it a year, the state will go up in flames. There are plenty of khalistani supporters in SAD but they were kept in check due to an alliance with BJP nationally ( for convenience)

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If they turn this state around, I will vote for the party if not join them :-

 

1) Punjab is bankrupt state with lower GDP than Haryana which is half its size.

2) Drugs and Alcohol is rampant in Punjab.

3) Practically no industries and huge exodus every year

4) Ground water is at such alarming level that agriculture might become unsustainable in 5 years

5) Jaahil religious fundamentalists all over the state. 

 

If this can be turned around, it would be case study. Right now its a basket case.

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