Chandigarh, October 27
Hitting out at former Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh following his announcement of forming a new party and backing the BSF’s jurisdiction extension in Punjab, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab affairs in-charge and MLA from Delhi, Jarnail Singh raised question on the Congress stating why the Congress High Command was silent and not expelling Captain, who was speaking the language of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
In a statement issued from the party headquarters here on Wednesday, Jarnail Singh said Capt Amarinder, who is speaking in favor of the BJP today; is doing it with the consent of the Congress. “Capt Amarinder Singh is the proof of the Congress and the BJP’s double-standard. The Congress and the BJP are working in collusion and the Akali Dal Badal is also part of the same group,” he said.
Taking a dig at Captain, Jarnail Singh said, “Whatever party Captain will form, it will be a destruction, not development of Punjab.” The AAP leader further said that the people of Punjab had witnessed the false promises and works of Capt Amarinder Singh for four-and-a-half-years; only then today Captain is out of power. He said that the Congress cannot put everything on Captain as the Congress itself was equally responsible.
Jarnail Singh said that Captain was trying to establish a political footing in the name of farmers, but in reality has nothing to do with them. He has not even met the farmers till date and his relationship was only with Modi and Amit Shah; on whose orders he was doing everything during his tenure as the CM, he asserted. “All that the Aam Aadmi Party has been saying for a long time that Captain is working in collusion with Modi and the central government and was obeying their orders; has been exposed today,” he added.
Further lashing out at Captain, Jarnail Singh said that the former Congress Chief Minister, who became the spokesperson of the BJP on the extension of BSF jurisdiction; was the one behind bringing the same through the central government.
Box AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal on two-day Punjab visit from Oct 28
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will be on a two-day visit to Punjab from Thursday. Divulging more information in this regard, Jarnail Singh said that Arvind Kejriwal will reach Sangrur in a train and on the first day of his two-day visit; will held a meeting with the farmers under a ‘Samwaad Programme’ in Mansa and on October 29, will hold a meeting with the traders and businessmen in Bathinda; to discuss their problems, suggestions and grievances. Jarnail Singh said that the AAP is preparing a comprehensive roadmap with these meetings, which will later be added to the party’s election manifesto.