While slamming both opposite parties including congress and Shiromani Akali Dal, Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday stated captain Amrinder Singh and Badals are hand in glove and have mutual understanding between each other.
During a press conference at Patiala before starting his road show in the city, Kejriwal explained,“When captain Amrinder Singh came to power, he sent both Parkash Singh Badal and his son Sukhbir Singh Badal to jail for corruption charges. Subsequently, when Badals came to power, they picked up captain’s right hand Bharat Inder Chahl”.
After that they compromised on the common ground of corruption and now seldom target each other. Aam Aadmi Party is the only enemy to both the parties now”, he pointed out.
“If congress takes over power in Punjab, Badals have not much danger but if AAP comes, they fear to go to jail”, he further said.
Kejriwal, who was here to campaign for AAP candidate H S Adaltiwala for the by-poll to Patiala (Urban) seat to be held on August 21, said Akalis and Congress were dividing people in the name of different parties.
They have developed an understanding between themselve and both have reduced the once most prosperous state of Punjab to a debt-ridden state, he said.
Urging people to vote for AAP not just for “Arvind Kejriwal” or Adaltiwala but for the secure future of their children, he said, “People in Punjab have already made up their mind against the ruling SAD-BJP alliance which is evident from the results of recent Lok Sabha polls.”
Since Congress too has not done anything for the betterment of Punjab residents, AAP has given them an alternative and “we are sure of our success in Punjab now. All those who think that AAP was losing ground should wait and see what happens on August 21,” he said.
Meanwhile, he criticised the hurling of shoe towards Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal by a youth claimed by police to be an AAP activist in Ludhiana district on August 15, saying it was highly unfortunate and unacceptable.
He, however, said that instead of sending him to jail one must try to understand as to what made him do so.