Govt in Punjab decreased to ‘tamasha’; get rid of polluted ministers: Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal
Image Source: PTI Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said the Punjab federal government has actually been reduced to a “tamasha” and prompted brand-new CM Charanjit Singh Channi to right away get rid of “tainted” 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 party’s Punjab unit chief.

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

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

During the previous SAD-BJP program, torn pages of a spiritual text were found at Bargari in Faridkot. Later on, in police shooting incidents at protesters, two people were eliminated at Behbal Kalan and many injured in Kotkapura.

“We are seeing what kind of political environment is dominating in the state. Political instability is there, which is unfortunate,” stated Kejriwal, who showed up on a two-day visit to Punjab.

“A filthy fight for power is going on. People are unable to comprehend whom they should approach for their problems,” he stated.

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

He said accusations have been made that Channi has actually inducted “tainted” individuals in his Cabinet.

“I ask for that they need to be gotten rid of forthwith, cases be signed up against them and they be dealt with strictly,” he stated.

While he praised Channi on his elevation as the Punjab CM, Kejriwal stated individuals of the state want him to act on five issues, consisting of the Bargari desecration case.

“The mastermind in the sacrilege incidents have not been penalized till now. I do not need to inform who the mastermind are. Their names are there in the report of Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh and Channi can go through that. The culprits can be arrested within 24 hr,” he stated.

Kejriwal said the guarantees made by former CM Amarinder Singh to people should be fulfilled by the Channi-led government.

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

Kejriwal likewise stated the Congress government must ditch the power purchase arrangements.

Kejriwal reminded Channi that despite being in power for 49 days in the first term, his federal government did many works and the Punjab CM still has four months left prior to the state goes to polls.

“I had 49 days when I initially came in power. Throughout that brief duration, I had cut in half power rates, made water free and removed corruption. If I could do so lots of operate in 49 day duration, then Channi too can fulfil pending works,” he said.

The AAP leader said just his party can offer a stable and truthful government in Punjab.

When asked who will be the CM face of AAP, Kejriwal stated, “I have repeatedly stated we will give such a face on which you and the entire Punjab will take pride in.”

Previously in the day, Navjot Singh Sidhu questioned the consultation of the director general of authorities, supporter general and “tainted” leaders.

“Today, I see there is a compromise on problems,” stated Sidhu obviously referring to senior IPS officer Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota who has been offered 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 offered tidy chits to the Badals 6 years ago … have been given 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 obviously questioning the appointment of A P S Deol to the post.

A system which consisted of “polluted” leaders and officials is being revived after being dismantled, Sidhu stated obliquely referring to the induction of Rana Gurjit Singh as a minister in the brand-new state Cabinet.

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

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