"The Badals and their family have ruined a progressive state like Punjab in 10 years. In a state which was known to feed the country, farmers are now forced to commit suicide. Such is the state of affairs here",  thundered Kejriwal, sporting a yellow turban, at a huge gathering of Aam Aadmi Party supporters during the Maghi Mela (fair) held here.

Major political parties in Punjab - the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal, the opposition Congress and new entrant AAP - held their political conferences on the occasion. They were seen as a show of strength by all the parties ahead of assembly polls to be held in the state in February next year.

Top leaders from all parties, including Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal (Akali Dal), Amarinder Singh (Congress) and Kejriwal (AAP), launched barbs at each other in their speeches.

"The next assembly poll in Punjab is between two parties - AAP on one side and the Akali Dal, Congress and BJP together on the other side," said a confident Kejriwal".

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