Majitha/Kathunangal : The Revenue and Public Relations Minister, Punjab, S. Bikram Singh Majithia has strongly chided the Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Convener Arvind Kejriwal and said that the AAP leader has brazenly acted as the apologist for Pakistan by siding with that country in seeking proof of the surgical strikes and the people would not forgive him for this destructive ideology and open love for Pakistan.
Speaking on the occasion of distribution of cheques worth Rs. 1 crore for carrying out developmental works in villages Begewal, Shamnagar and Dudhala and inaugurating various development projects, S. Majithia said that kejriwal is so engrossed in playing politics that he has even forgotten that he is striking at the very morale of the Indian Army but he would not be able to succeed in his designs. Further lambasting AAP leader, S. Majithia said that kejriwal must know that Pakistan sponsored terrorists attacked Dinanagar and Pathankot recently and killed many innocents.
Divulging more, S. Majithia said that it is not justified at all to point out fingers at the army which is defending borders with all its might for the well being of the country. Questioning kejriwal, the minister also said that whereas the whole country is standing shoulder to shoulder with the army at this juncture, kejriwal is singing his own different tune and acting quite contrary to the demands of patriotism by demanding proofs instead of praising the army for surgical strike. Detailing more, the minister also said that the people of the country are forced to think whether the videography of parliament done by AAP MP Bhagwant Mann was part of a sinister design because behind this the love for Pakistan exhibited by kejriwal cannot be overlooked.
Praising the people of Punjab, S. Majithia said that the people chose to stay put and support the Indian Army in the hour of need when after the alert sounded by the Union Government the State Government ordered the evacuation of border villages. Cautioning kejriwal, S. Majithia said that whereas on one side if the people of Punjab are ready to give a befitting reply to the external forces then they are also capable of identifying the enemy sitting inside the country.
Castigating Congress for playing politics over the issue, S. Majithia said that the congress leaders are busy opposing the shifting of the people to safer places from the border by the Union and State governments whereas they should be appreciating the practical step undertaken by both the governments. He also disclosed that the state government has not only evacuated people to the safer places but also made arrangements for their stay for which every border district has been given funds. Complimenting the Chief Minister, S. Parkash Singh Badal, S. Majithia said that regardless of his health the Chief Minister visited the people of border areas for 3 days and listened to their problems. He also said that such examples of caring for the people cannot be found in the tenure of any Chief Minister other than S. Parkash Singh Badal.
Taking pot-shots at the Halqe Vich Captain programme of Captain Amarinder Singh, S. Majithia said that despite being an MP from Amritsar Captain has not bothered to visit his constituency for which the people would give him a fitting reply in the vidhan sabha polls. On the occasion, S. Majithia also directed the panchayats and higher officials to effectively execute all the development centric projects speedily. He also inaugurated the cemented approaches leading to various deras.
Among others present on the occasion included S. Talbir Singh Gill, Major Shivi, Jodh Singh Samra, Media Advisor Prof. Sarchand Singh, Gagandeep Singh Bhakna, Kulwinder Singh Dhariwal, Baba Karnail Singh, Anup Singh Sandhu, Sarpanch Balkar Singh, Ex- Sarpanch Harinder Singh, Ex- Deputy Gulwant Singh, Baljit Singh, Satwant Singh Sandhu, Satnam Singh, Gurbaksh Singh, Sarpanch Malkit Singh Shamnagar, Ex-Sarpanch Gurbhej Singh, Ex-Sarpanch Santokh Singh, Gurdev Singh,
Dr. Sukhdev Singh, Gurnam Singh Sidhu, Amar Singh Samiti member, Sarpanch Jagwant Singh and other dignitaries.