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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  1. A
    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.
        1. A
          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.
          1. b
            Mar 20, 2017 at 9:21 am
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