Lashing out at AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal for criticising Centre’s demonetisation scheme, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal in a statement on Saturday said that ‘AAP had plans to inject black money in Punjab assembly polls’ and thus ‘Kejriwal is worried’.
Interacting with the media after inaugurating an indoor stadium at Pakhowal Road, Sukhbir said that Kejriwal needs to respect the decision of the Centre to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes. “ Kejriwal is worried for obvious reasons. He had collected black money with immense hard work to use in the upcoming Punjab assembly polls. Now, all the plans have been dashed. Being the Chief Minister of Delhi, he should respect the decision taken for the nation’s welfare,” said the Deputy CM.
On his last visit to release industry and trade manifesto in Ludhiana, Kejriwal had alleged that ‘SAD-BJP-Congress has entered grand alliance to defeat AAP’. He also said that ‘Congress-SAD are going to contest polls together’ and that ‘Akali Dal is allegedly pumping money in campaign of Captain Amarinder Singh’. Congress, however, had rubbished these claims terming it as ‘utterly baseless’.
Sukhbir also asked Kejriwal to come out clear on SYL canal issue. “Why is Kejriwal so silent on an issue that is so vital and affects Punjabis at large. We are still waiting for him to clear the stand on SYL and break his silence,” he said.