Punjab polls: Dalit representative to be deputy CM if AAP wins

04 January 2017, 02:35 PM
Arvind Kejriwal (source: Getty)
Arvind Kejriwal (source: Getty)

Delhi CM and AAP Convener Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced that if his party wins Punjab Assembly elections, the deputy chief minister for the state would be a Dalit.

He made the announcement on the occasion of releasing Dalit Manifesto of party at Phillaur, a reserved constituency in Jalandhar.

Among the most significant promises made in the manifesto is a Special Investigation Team to inquire into cases of atrocities against Dalits in the past five years and recommend exemplary punishments.

“AAP government will have a Social Security Scheme for all Dalits”, said Kejriwal addressing a political rally ahead of assembly elections in Punjab.

First Published: Friday, November 25, 2016 05:53 PM
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