Punjab Congress mocks AAP for seeing ‘Kejriwal effect’ in government decisions

AAP is now desperately looking for some face-saving by indulging in senseless gimmickry, Captain Amarinder Singh said.

By: PTI | Chandigarh | Published:March 19, 2017 6:42 pm

Ridiculing the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for seeing a ‘Kejriwal effect’ in the decisions taken by the Amarinder Singh government, the Punjab Congress on Sunday said the opposition party should stop indulging in senseless behavior to remain in limelight. Reacting to comments by AAP leaders that key decisions taken by the Punjab government, including the move to ban beacons, were a result of the its new form of politics, a state Congress spokesperson asked where the so-called ‘Kejriwal effect’ had disappeared on the voting day.

It is obvious, claimed the spokesperson, that having failed to have any effect on the electorate, AAP is now desperately looking for some face-saving by indulging in senseless gimmickry.

Rather than work as a constructive opposition, the party appeared to have adopted a policy of negation, he said.

Responding to a statement by AAP leader H S Phoolka that the cabinet decisions were prompted by the “moral pressure” mounted by Arvind Kejriwal during electioneering, the Congress spokesperson said the opposition party leader had not even bothered to check out the Congress manifesto.

The AAP’s only interest seemed to be in remaining in the public glare in a frustrated effort to revive their party’s fortunes, which had taken a massive hit after the poor show in Punjab and Goa polls, the spokesperson claimed.

By trying to take credit for some of the Cabinet’s key decisions, including removal of red beacons from vehicles, AAP has not only shown political naivety of the highest order but has exposed itself as a superficial party with no sense of commitment, he added.

On Saturday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had also sought to take credit for the Punjab government’s move to ban beacons on government vehicles and said the decision was taken due to AAP’s new form of politics.

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    Ash
    Mar 19, 2017 at 4:10 pm
    AAp was the first to state that their ministers would not iuse red beacons on their cars.Thus is a fact that every literate person knows.So ,yes,Congress is following AAp s example.lt;br/gt; Seems all parties are indulging in misinformation.Yogi is claiming he is going to work for vikas.Anyway Modi has removed his mask.
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      IML sood
      Mar 19, 2017 at 3:16 pm
      Who does not that b cheater Khujli and AAP are always in look out to be in news levelling false charges.The problem is that they still have not woke up from the shock of their defeat when celebrations for Panjab victory stared even before result came. Khujli was shown as sitting on a horse like Sultan of Panjab(but horse oroved a wooden horse, a child toy) and his nominated CM in his high was issuing orders as CM from Jalalabad even after facing defeat. In such a dream one can easily conclude that they want to take false credit whatever others do but people of Panjab realised their incompetency after Delhi flop show.
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        Srividya Jayaraman
        Mar 20, 2017 at 4:13 pm
        Similarly aaptard goons like you also.dont mislead the nation. These AAP goons are paying for aaptard like you to give.misleading.statements.
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          Avinash
          Mar 19, 2017 at 2:33 pm
          There is no corruption in country.lt;br/gt;If there were any...Modi ji would have arrested those so far. 3 years is a long period. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Don't mislead nation. BJP ruled MCD was honest and will remain honest like all party members.
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            bullet+bullet
            Mar 20, 2017 at 9:21 am
            INDIAn EXPRESS YOU MOFUS
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              bullet+bullet
              Mar 20, 2017 at 9:22 am
              THIRD WORLD TRASH PAID POLITICALLY CORRECT MEDIA
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                Ben Minn
                Mar 20, 2017 at 12:08 am
                Did he rob u of something?
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                  Ben Minn
                  Mar 20, 2017 at 12:06 am
                  because people like to be corrupt. Work for self ONLY. Greedy.
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                    Chandrasekaran Subramanian
                    Mar 19, 2017 at 2:09 pm
                    The sooner these anarchist jokers lose base the better for the country.
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                      BharatLal
                      Mar 20, 2017 at 5:48 am
                      AAP effect is very there in govt decisions in Punjab, Maharashtra, other states as well as centre. This is obvious to general publc and common man, and not only said by AAP. Thanks to AAP even if they are not in power due to corruption.
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                        BharatLal
                        Mar 20, 2017 at 10:07 am
                        Egoist Raavan mocking Ram, not surprising. Ramleela ke kuchh aursaal baaki hain.
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                          Ekalabya Talukadr
                          Mar 20, 2017 at 2:47 am
                          BE WARE OF BJP PLANTED "Siddi"
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                            Guest4321
                            Mar 19, 2017 at 2:20 pm
                            kejriwal haay haay
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                              George Cruz
                              Mar 19, 2017 at 3:22 pm
                              The truth is that the AAP is just a creation of the foreign organizations with vested interests to demonize the BJP and not interested in the good governance nor helping the poor people. The real alarm bell in Punjab now is that the AAP reviving the ugly head of Khalistan separatist movement at the risk of India's integrity and security.
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                                Sankaran Krishnan
                                Mar 19, 2017 at 2:08 pm
                                If AAP is really interested let them focus on governance in Delhi and play an constructive opposition in Punjab embly or else people will throw you out in the coming LS election in 2019 and be ready for that happening if you fail to follow !!!
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                                  mohan
                                  Mar 19, 2017 at 2:22 pm
                                  So long as kerjriwal and aap dont take credit for new borns we are fine with their antics!
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                                    P. B.
                                    Mar 20, 2017 at 4:03 am
                                    But is'nt it right. AAP has radically changed the thinking process of congress, bjp and other political parties. This beacon issue was one of the prime agenda of AAP. Congress should first take responsibility for all the negative, anti people agendas it has propagated over the years.....
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                                      Rajeev Desai
                                      Mar 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm
                                      Reserve a gutter in every town in punjab for kejri to enter it and do his gutter politics anytime he wants to. Lathhon ke aur thappadon ke bhut achhi tarah samazaane se nahi maante.
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                                        rajan
                                        Mar 19, 2017 at 1:29 pm
                                        Start workin stop combating. Enough of propaa. AAP has definitely brought a sense of propriety in political decisions of opposition parties, howsoever ephemeral these might be. It forced BJP not to indulge in horsetrading in 2014 government formation in Delhi. Look at its machinations in Manipu Goa where AAP is not in the frame.So, you can't deny AAP claim with any conviction.
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                                          Nav
                                          Mar 19, 2017 at 3:01 pm
                                          Amarinder and congress cannot pull punjab out of the mess it is in nor can the SAD. two sides of the same coin. Arvind is right in saying what he has. He started the no beacon thing in delhi.
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                                            Kejrubhakt
                                            Mar 21, 2017 at 8:16 am
                                            Kejru is Aadarsh purush. Once he does, on his life kejrucharitmanas will be written.lt;br/gt;Any fraud who will read this book will succeed in all types of fraud.
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