Kejriwal promises ‘holy city’ status for Amritsar

Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced to make Amritsar and Anandpur Sahib as ‘holy cities’ in case the party was voted to power in the state.
The Delhi Chief Minister, who is on a five-day visit to Punjab, said the fight for making Punjab free from drugs and corruption had reached its decisive turn.

Talking to mediapersons after paying obeisance at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo and New Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said after coming to power in Punjab, the AAP government will give ‘holy city’ status to Amritsar.
“Amritsar is a very important city. People from all over the world come to pray at the Golden Temple,” Kejriwal, who was accompanied by Bhagwant Mann, HS Phoolka, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Inderbir Singh Nijjer.
“We will accord ‘Holy City’ status to Amritsar. Also, there will be total prohibition of liquor, tobacco products and meat items in the walled city area,” the Delhi CM said.
After talking to the media, Kejriwal left to meet ex-Akali Amarjeet Singh Bhatia, who is set to join AAP.
video: ABP Sanjha

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