H S Phoolka: Congress must apologise for Assembly commotion | The Indian Express

Leader of Opposition H S Phoolka said the fact that neither CM Captain Amarinder Singhnor any of his minister visited the house of those farm labourers who committed suicide clearly showed insensitive attitude of the government.

Source: H S Phoolka: Congress must apologise for Assembly commotion | The Indian Express

Phoolka Ji is my Teacher, He Taught me Punjabi: Arvind Kejriwal


Before heading to last leg of campaign in Punjab, AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal spoke to CNN-News18’s Rupashree Nanda and took a few quick questions.

Was there any compulsion for you to learn Punjabi?

There is no compulsion. I really like it.

How did you learn it?

There is no difficulty in understanding Punjabi. In Delhi, you hear a lot of Punjabi. While speaking, that fluency is not there. But now, I can read and write Punjabi.

So how did you learn the language amid your busy schedule?

HS Phoolka taught me…Phoolkaji is my teacher. He taught me all alphabets.

When you get up in the morning, what is your first priority?

Every day is a new day. Nothing is fixed. Every day, the campaign is different, the strategy is different.

Is the morning used for looking at what happened the earlier day: crisis, negatives?

Morning is used for strategies, to meet people, to take report of what is going on in the field. Because, the whole day is busy, so this is the time to take stock of what happened yesterday.

Do you begin your morning with a prayer?

I try to do some meditation. Actually, the people are praying. The results of Delhi were due to people’s prayers (dilli ka jo results hua tha, woh logon ki dua, logon ke ardaas, mannaton ka asar tha). Getting 67 out of 70 seats is not an ordinary thing (woh kuch na kuch kudrati karishma hai). Lakhs and crores of people are doing ardaas, praying. And there is great strength in prayers.

Article courtesy: http://www.news18.com/news/politics/phoolka-ji-is-my-teacher-he-taught-me-punjabi-arvind-kejriwal-1341497.html


There is a Huge Wave For AAP in Punjab: HS Phoolka

hs-phoolka-ptiAAP Wave in Punjab

With assembly elections around the corner in Punjab, the Aam Aadmi Party is going all out to win it. CNN News18’s Rupashree Nanda spoke to HS Phoolka on the party’s chances in the polls.

Why are Captain Amarinder Singh engaged in an intense twitter battle? Don’t you thing that Congress is posing some sort of a threat to AAP in Punjab?
No no. There is absolutely no threat. There is huge wave for AAP. The Congress has not even sorted out their own house. There is so much infighting in the Congress. They couldn’t even decide on the tickets. There is so much of infighting going on. Because the reason is there the culture is everybody is for himself, nobody is for the people. They are running for the post, they are not doing the campaigning, fighting in the election to serve the people. Only for self-interest they do it. That is the difference.

I know you will say that you will win, but what is the factor that can go against you?
The seat (He is contesting from Dakha constituency) is Akali dominated and the sitting MLA is also from Akali Dal. But the basic thing is that the maximum number of deaths due to drugs has happened in that constituency. The maximum number of deaths due to jaundice, hepatitis A and B has happened in that seat because drinking water is not available. The maximum number of fake cases, jhuoote parche has happened from that seat. So people are so fed up and they are angry at the Akali Dal.
You see, I took out a tractor rally. The farmers came out in huge numbers. There was huge rally running into many kilometers.

So you are confident of winning?
Very much confident of winning Punjab.