Questioning the credibility of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to govern a state for which it is a complete outsider, Captain Amarinder Singh has once again challenged Arvind Kejriwal to name his party’s chief ministerial candidate to prove that he is sincere about the welfare of the people of Punjab.
Captain Amarinder flayed Kejriwal’s continued attempts to make a back-door entry to grab the chief ministerial post in Punjab without contesting the polls.
Pointing out that all other major political parties in the fray had clearly projected their CM faces, Amarinder said there was enough evidence to indicate that Kejriwal himself was eying the top post in the state despite his total disconnect with Punjab’s people and their concerns.
Despite being repeatedly asked to clarify his stand on the chief ministerial candidate, as well as other vital issues such as SYL, Kejriwal continued to maintain a stoic silence, clearly indicated a nefarious design on his part, said the PPCC president.
Kejriwal’s adamant refusal to name a Punjabi chief ministerial candidate and to clarify on the AAP candidate for deputy CM’s post gives suggests that he is interested in taking over the coveted post, as was in fact publicly mentioned by his own party leader recently, said Amarinder.
The PPCC chief lashed out at Kejriwal for furthering his personal interests at the cost of the people of Punjab, who could not afford to experiment with outsiders at a critical juncture when the state needed an experienced leadership of people with roots in Punjab and an understanding of its problems.
AAP’s total disconnect with Punjab was evident from the fact that it was bringing in thousands of people from other states to steer its electioneering, said Captain, adding that Kejriwal himself, as a Haryanvi, could not be expected to stand by Punjab on issues of SYL, Chandigarh and Punjabi language, which had been simmering between Haryana and Punjab for decades.
Amarinder said there was no difference between the Akalis and AAP, with both only interested in promoting their vested interests by looting Punjab and its people.
Captain Amarinder warned of strict action against all politicians and police officers involving in framing innocent people in fake cases and vowed to bring to book those responsible for pushing the state’s youth into drugs.