New Delhi: In two days, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi has successfully managed to capture the attention of people both in Punjab and outside of it. AAP’s advertisement pertaining to the naming of a flyover after a Sikh icon and sops for Punjabi teachers in Delhi have not been received amicably by the opposition nor by the people in Delhi.
BJP member RP Singh said that the AAP was wasting taxpayers’ money and was indulging in unethical vote bank politics before the Punjab polls. Amid news of AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal rooting for establishment of power in the state of Punjab, the AAP’s recent ads pertaining to sops for Punjabi teachers might point at the party’s intention to ‘appease’ Punjabis.
First, the Aam Aadmi Party in its newspaper advertisement said that Punjabi teachers would receive a hike in their salary and on top of that, the party announced that all schools in Delhi will boast one Punjabi teacher.
On Saturday, the AAP doled out another advertisement where they said that a flyover will be named after a prominent Sikh icon.
Many have criticised the Arvind Kejriwal government for using the taxpayer’s money to further their political agenda in the state of Punjab. And some agreed that although it was not entirely illegal to pursue votes via political advertisements, trying to appease a certain section of the society was discriminatory some said.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been vocal about the AAP’s imminent campaign in the neighbouring state of Punjab.