Punjab

Kejriwal enemy of Punjab-U turn on SYL proves it - Sukhbir Singh Badal

Punjab Tribune Bureau | December 15, 2016 03:39 PM

Jalandhar: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal today termed the Aam Admi Party convenor & Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal as biggest enemy of the Punjab, who have taken U-turn twice on the issue of sharing of river waters through SYL canal by claiming the right of Delhi and other states on the river waters of Punjab.

Today interacting with media persons here, Mr. Badal said due to the anti-Punjab stance adopted by AAP, its political graph is waning gradually and this novice party would not be able to open its account in the coming assembly elections in the state. Terming Kejriwal and his core team from Delhi as the looters, Mr. Badal said the statements of AAP leaders alleging sale of party tickets have proved the same. Besides, they have allotted the tickets to more than 40 candidates who have been indulged in serious cases.

Mr. Badal said to share the power in Punjab, AAP and Congress were in a secret pact against the Punjab and under this pact, AAP convenor has put up week candidate from Patiala against the former chief minister Captain Amrinder Singh. He further said with an aim to become the Punjab chief minister, Kejriwal have ensured the crushing defeat of its front runner leaders of his party by announcing Bhagwant Mann candidature from Jalalabad and Himmat Singh Shergill from Majitha assembly constituency. He said having dictator’s credentials Delhi CM has foiled the entry of Navjot Singh Sidhu in his party with a sense of fear of replacement.

In a scathing attack on Congress, Deputy Chief Minister said this anti-Sikh party have been collapsed in the state due to groupism and weak leadership at national level. He said every leader in congress has his own group and everyone have the ambition to be the chief minister of Punjab. 

He stressed that the SAD-BJP alliance would contest the elections on development plank and maintaining communal harmony thereby make a hatrick by defeating anti-Punjab forces. Deputy Chief Minister also announced to abolish octoi from the Jalandhar cantonment areas besides shifting of solid waste management plant from village Jamsher.

Prominent amongst present on the occasion included MLAs Manoranjan Kalia, Pawan Kumar Tinnu and Gurpartap Singh Wadala, SAD leaders Seth Satpal Mal, Sarbjit Singh Makkar, Youth Akali Dal President Doaba Zone Sarbjot Singh Sabhi and advisor to Deputy Chief Minister Manjinder Singh Sirsa.

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