AAP government will follow the principles and ideals of Baba Saheb and Bhagat Singh, make their dreams come true – Arvind Kejriwal
Baba Saheb and Bhagat Singh had the same objectives; country’s independence, good education and equal rights for people – Arvind Kejriwal
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convener Arvind Kejriwal announced that when AAP government is formed in Punjab, the picture of constitution maker Baba Saheb Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar and Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh will be installed in all government offices, instead of chief minister and any political leader. In a press conference with AAP’s Chief Ministerial candidate Bhagwant Mann in Amritsar on Sunday, Kejriwal made the announcement and said that the Aam Aadmi Party government would follow the principles and ideals of Baba Saheb Ambedkar and Shaheed Bhagat Singh and fulfill their dreams.
Kejriwal said, “After a long struggle and great sacrifices, our country got independence. Our great freedom fighters sacrificed their lives to liberate the country. But today we are forgetting their ideals and sacrifices. People are moving away from their ideals and principles. In order to remember the sacrifices, principles and ideals of two great freedom fighters of our country, Baba Saheb Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar and Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, we had announced in Delhi on 26th January that the pictures of Baba Saheb Ambedkar and Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh will be put in place of the Chief Minister and leaders in all government offices. In Punjab too, the AAP government will remove the picture of the Chief Minister from all government offices to install pictures of Baba Saheb and Shaheed Bhagat Singh, so that every time people see them, they will remember their struggle, sacrifice and thoughts and be inspired to follow his path.”
Kejriwal said, “I am a big devotee of Baba Saheb. I worship him daily. We get a lot of inspiration from his life. Despite being born into a poor family, he earned two PhDs each from the United States. He wrote the Constitution of India with his knowledge, thinking and foresight and gave democratic rights to the people of our country.” Kejriwal said that the paths of both Baba Saheb Ambedkar and Shaheed Bhagat Singh were different, but their destination was the same. Both wanted the country to be free as soon as possible and everyone in the free country to get good education and good medical facilities so that our country will prosperous. Both wanted everyone to have equal rights in the society and to eliminate discrimination on the basis of caste and religion . Baba Saheb fought all his life for the poor and downtrodden, in the same way Shaheed Bhagat Singh sacrificed his life for our country at the age of only 23 years. But their dreams for country didn’t come true. To build the country of their dreams, today we need to follow their ideals and principles.
AAP Punjab Chief Ministerial candidate Bhagwant Mann said that today’s announcement is historic. This will inspire the youth and government employees to do good for the country and the state. “I am very saddened when an old man tells us that the British were better than today’s leaders,” Mann said. Corrupt and selfish leaders have wasted the visions and sacrifices of the country’s martyrs and freedom fighters. The way the ruling leaders are plundering the country today. The British will also be ashamed to see this plunder and corruption. Mann said that after independence, Baba Saheb Ambedkar had a suspicion that corrupt politicians in would misuse the power and the people of the country would not get true freedom. Today his suspicion is proving to be true.