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On Punjab tour, Kejriwal targets Congress by raising issues that also rankle Sidhu

“Only AAP can set up an honest government in Punjab. Congress has reduced the government to a spectacle,” said Kejriwal.

AAP National Convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses media at Chandigarh Airport. (PTI Photo)

As Congress battled its fresh crisis arising out Navjot Singh Sidhu’s resignation as PPCC chief, AAP national convenor and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal attacked the ruling party for reducing the state to a “tamasha (spectacle)”. Kejriwal, who landed at Chandigarh airport to kickstart his two-day Punjab visit, pointedly raised those very points which have reportedly caused a rift between Sidhu and the Congress high command.

“Only AAP can give a honest government in Punjab. Congress has reduced government to spectacle. I congratulate Charanjit Singh Channi on becoming PM. But people of Punjab want 5 things to be done. There are allegations that tainted ministers have been inducted in the cabinet. I would request him to remove tainted Ministers, MLAs and officials. FIRs should be registered against them immediately,” said Kejriwal while talking to journalists at the Chandigarh airport.

He said amid a dirty fight for power in the Congress, people did not know whom to approach with their problems.

The Delhi CM added that the people of Punjab are also upset that nothing has been done in Guru Granth Sahib sacrilege case of Bargari. “Action can be taken against the accused in 24 hours. Please do it. Also, as promised by Capt Amarinder, employment allowance should be given to youth within a period of one week. Surely Channi cannot say that Capt Amarinder had made a false promise? The youth of the state are also going around with job cards given to them by Capt Amarinder saying that they will be given employment “ he said.

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Kejriwal also demanded that the Channi government cancel all power purchase agreements signed with private power producers immediately.

“Channi saheb has four months of government left with him in Punjab. When I first came to power on Delhi I was CM for 49 days. If I could end corruption in 49 days of government then Channi can also do it in four months,” said Kejriwal.

Answering a question on the CM face of AAP in Punjab, the AAP supremo said that it would be a person in whom the entire state will be proud of.


Kejriwal was received at Chandigarh airport by AAP Punjab president and MP Bhagwant Mann, Punjab affairs in-charge Jarnail Singh, co-incharge Raghav Chadha, MLAs Aman Arora, Kultar Singh Sandhwan, Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer, Baljinder Kaur, Amarjit Singh Sandoa, Master Baldev Singh, among other leaders.

The Delhi CM will be interacting with industrialists in Ludhiana during his two-day visit.

First published on: 29-09-2021 at 03:23:42 pm
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