Arvind Kejriwal eyes tie-up with Manpreet Singh Badal
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After announcing its foray into politics, India Against Corruption's (IAC) Arvind Kejriwal is looking for regional tie-ups. A few days ago, IAC leader Manish Sisodia had called on People's Party of Punjab (PPP) president Manpreet Singh Badal to forge an alliance in Punjab. A meeting between the two parties will take place in New Delhi on Wednesday.
"Last year, when Anna Hazare had launched his movement, I had called him for support. But at that time, they were not a political party. A few days ago, after launching their political foray, Sisodia called saying they would like to join us in Punjab. Their agenda and thinking is very close to ours. Parties, who have the same cause must meet, even if it is for an exchange of ideas, opinions and experiences. So, we are meeting tomorrow in New Delhi," Manpreet said.
However, claiming that so far, there is no commitment of an alliance, he added: "There are many small parties all over the country who want to bring a change. The feeling is strong among people across the country. So, there is no harm in meeting like-minded parties."
Manpreet further said that his party had started a awareness movement in Punjab even before the IAC's campaign was launched last year. "Our agenda is wider than theirs. While their main fight is against corruption, our fight is also against poverty, lack of education, health facilities and unemployment," he said.
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