The Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday announced its “Youth Manifesto” in Punjab, promising to end the state’s drug crisis in a month if voted to power in the 2017 Assembly elections. Among other AAP poll planks were 25 lakh new jobs for young workers and free WiFi in the state’s villages. The party has planned different manifestos for different social groups as part of its strategy for its first major state election outside of Delhi, where it is in power.
AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal is on a three-day tour of the state. While addressing one of his many rallies on Sunday, Kejriwal said the party believes it can secure 100 out of the state’s 117 seats. However, on a trip to the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Kejriwal and his supporters got heckled by two unidentified protesters, who threw pamphlets at them reading “Mister Kejriwal tu Sikhan da doshi hain [Mister Kejriwal, you are the enemy of Sikhs].”