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Kejriwal seeks credit for Punjab govt's ban on vehicle beacons

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Chief Minister Kejriwal today sought to take credit for the government's move to ban beacons on vehicles and said the decision was taken due to AAP's new form of politics.

"has definitely changed politics. Captain Amarinder has denied red beacons and wants Lokpal now. We started this, we are glad that they are doing this.

"Had they brought Lokpal before, we would not have been in politics now," Kejriwal said in an interaction with volunteers where he gave a pep talk to boost their morale after the party's poor showing in

The party won 20 seats in the state, much below its expectations, and drew a blank in Goa.

The new in under Chief Minister today announced a series of decisions including a ban on use of beacons on vehicles, foreign travel of ministers for two years and organising of banquets on state expense, in a bid to end VIP culture in Punjab.

In his message to volunteers, Kejriwal also said they should assist Punjab leaders in playing the role of an effective Opposition and ensure that the fulfils its promises made during polls.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, March 18 2017. 21:42 IST