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AAP Committed to INDIA: Kejriwal Amid Differences With Congress

Congress MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira, an MLA from Bholath in Kapurthala of Punjab and Chairman of All India Kisan Congress, was detained by Punjab police in connection with the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.

Edited By : News24 Desk | Updated: Sep 29, 2023 14:04 IST
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Arvind Kejriwal (Photo Credit: ANI File)
Arvind Kejriwal (Photo Credit: ANI File)

New Delhi: Amid ongoing differences with Congress in Punjab over the arrest of MLA Sukhpal Khaira on drugs charges,  Delhi CM and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal said that Aam Aadmi Party will not separate ways from the INDIA Alliance.

“AAP is committed to INDIA Alliance. Yesterday I heard that the Punjab Police arrested a particular leader (Sukhpal Singh Khaira) yesterday in connection with drugs. I don’t have the details, you will have to speak to the Punjab Police about the same…But Bhagwant Mann Govt is committed, AAP Govt is committed to end drug menace…In the fight against it, nobody will be spared however big or small they might be.”

SUKHPAL SINGH KHAIRA ARREST

For the unversed,  Congress MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira, an MLA from Bholath in Kapurthala of Punjab and Chairman of All India Kisan Congress, was detained by Punjab police in connection with the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. Khaira was hosting a Facebook Live where he can be seeing arguing with police personnel as they raided his house this morning. A police official can be seen in the video telling Khaira that a SIT has been formed in an old drug smuggling case.

KEJRIWAL ON STUBBLE BURNING

On stubble burning, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said, “In Punjab, we formed our Government in March last year. The data from last year shows the steps taken in 6-7 months led to a 30% reduction in stubble burning. This year Bhagwant Mann has taken several steps. One of which is the diversification of crops – instead of paddy grow other crops. This will save water and lower stubble burning. It has yielded good results. Secondly, the varieties of paddy – the short-term varieties have. This has less stubble and it need not be burnt. Ex-situ management of stubble – for this a few companies have adopted districts and will carry their stubble to convert it into manure or electricity…I think there should be improvement this year.”

First published on: Sep 29, 2023 02:04 PM IST

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