Govt in Punjab minimized to ‘tamasha’; remove polluted ministers: Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal
Image Source: PTI Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday stated the Punjab federal government has been minimized to a “tamasha” and urged new CM Charanjit Singh Channi to immediately remove “polluted” ministers from his cabinet.

The Delhi CM stated this at the Chandigarh airport, a day after the Congress was pressed into a fresh crisis by the resignation of Navjot Singh Sidhu from the post of the celebration’s Punjab unit chief.

Sidhu on Wednesday in a video message flagged the issue of visit of “polluted” authorities and ministers.

Kejriwal, who is the Delhi CM, likewise asked the Punjab CM to act on guarantees made by his predecessor, including the action in the Bargari desecration case.

During the previous SAD-BJP regime, torn pages of a spiritual text were found at Bargari in Faridkot. Later on, in authorities shooting events at protesters, two people were killed at Behbal Kalan and numerous injured in Kotkapura.

“We are seeing what type of political atmosphere is prevailing in the state. Political instability is there, which is unfortunate,” said Kejriwal, who got here on a two-day check out to Punjab.

“A dirty defend power is going on. People are unable to comprehend whom they need to approach for their issues,” he said.

“They have actually decreased the federal government to a ‘tamasha’,” declared Kejriwal.

He stated accusations have actually been made that Channi has inducted “polluted” people in his Cabinet.

“I ask for that they must be gotten rid of forthwith, cases be registered versus them and they be dealt with strictly,” he said.

While he congratulated Channi on his elevation as the Punjab CM, Kejriwal stated people of the state desire him to act upon 5 problems, including the Bargari desecration case.

“The mastermind in the sacrilege events have not been penalized till now. I don’t require to tell who the mastermind are. Their names are there in the report of Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh and Channi can go through that. The perpetrators can be arrested within 24 hours,” he stated.

Kejriwal said the pledges made by previous CM Amarinder Singh to individuals should be satisfied by the Channi-led government.

“Amarinder had actually assured to give tasks to the youth and till the time they got one, he had actually promised to provide unemployment allowance. That allowance needs to be offered. He had actually guaranteed loan waiver to farmers,” he said.

Kejriwal also said the Congress government ought to ditch the power purchase contracts.

Kejriwal advised Channi that regardless of being in power for 49 days in the very first term, his government did many works and the Punjab CM still has four months left before the state goes to surveys.

“I had 49 days when I initially was available in power. Throughout that brief period, I had actually halved power rates, made water complimentary and eliminated corruption. If I might do so many works in 49 day period, then Channi too can fulfil pending works,” he said.

The AAP leader stated only his party can offer a stable and sincere government in Punjab.

When asked who will be the CM face of AAP, Kejriwal stated, “I have actually consistently said we will offer such a face on which you and the whole Punjab will take pride in.”

Earlier in the day, Navjot Singh Sidhu questioned the appointment of the director general of authorities, advocate general and “tainted” leaders.

“Today, I see there is a compromise on problems,” stated Sidhu obviously describing senior IPS officer Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota who has been given the added fee of the Punjab DGP.

Sahota was the head of an SIT formed by the SAD-BJP federal government to probe desecration incidents.

“I see those who had given clean chits to the Badals six years ago … have been offered the duty of providing justice,” he included.

“My soul jitters when I see those who protected blanket bails, they are advocate basic. What is the agenda here,” Sidhu asked apparently questioning the consultation of A P S Deol to the post.

A system that included “tainted” leaders and authorities is being restored after being dismantled, Sidhu said obliquely referring to the induction of Rana Gurjit Singh as a minister in the new state Cabinet.

Sidhu was selected the state Congress president on July 18 in the middle of a bitter power tussle with Amarinder Singh, who resigned as the CM 10 days back while implicating the party high command of humiliating him.

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Published at Wed, 29 Sep 2021 08:17:17 -0500