Punjab polls 2017: Kejriwal hopes to spell magic with his Punjabi skills

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New Delhi, June 14: With his eyes set on the Punjab Assembly elections, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is leaving no stone unturned to woo the people of the state.

Speaking to an English News channel, Kejriwal said that he was taking regular classes to learn Punjabi. "I have ben devoting two hours every morning to learn Punjabi. This has been a regular practise for the last two months," he said.

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Kejriwal learns Punjabi, Gumukhi

In order to prepare himself for the poll battle, Kejriwal said that he reads newspaper reports and other documents to improve his Punjabi.

Kejriwal said that he is learning to converse in Punjabi as well as learning Gumukhi, the language used in Punjab for all official purposes. He said that in order to repeat Delhi's victory in Punjab, it is crucial to learn the language to make inroads in the rurals areas of the state.

"I am mentally preparing myself to take up the challenge in Punjab. This will help our party in running the government if we get to power in the state. This will ensure there is no communication gap and all official works are carried out with ease," Kejriwal said.

Earlier, the AAP government in Delhi had said that Punjabi language should be a must in all government schools in the state. The party is trying to reach out to everyone in the state, a model that they religiously followed during the Delhi assembly elections.

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