Govt in Punjab lowered to ‘tamasha’; remove tainted 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 reduced to a “tamasha” and urged brand-new CM Charanjit Singh Channi to immediately remove “tainted” ministers from his cabinet.

The Delhi CM said 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 system chief.

Sidhu on Wednesday in a video message flagged the concern of consultation of “polluted” officials and ministers.

Kejriwal, who is the Delhi CM, also 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 discovered at Bargari in Faridkot. Later, in authorities firing occurrences at protesters, two people were killed at Behbal Kalan and numerous injured in Kotkapura.

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

“An unclean fight for power is going on. People are not able to comprehend whom they ought to approach for their problems,” he said.

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

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

“I request that they must be gotten rid of forthwith, cases be signed up against them and they be dealt with strictly,” he said.

While he praised Channi on his elevation as the Punjab CM, Kejriwal stated individuals of the state want him to act upon 5 issues, including the Bargari desecration case.

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

Kejriwal stated the promises made by former CM Amarinder Singh to people must be satisfied by the Channi-led government.

“Amarinder had promised to offer jobs to the youth and till the time they got one, he had promised to provide joblessness allowance. That allowance ought to be given. He had promised loan waiver to farmers,” he said.

Kejriwal also said the Congress government must ditch the power purchase agreements.

Kejriwal advised Channi that regardless of being in power for 49 days in the first term, his federal government did lots of works and the Punjab CM still has 4 months left prior to the state goes to polls.

“I had 49 days when I initially was available in power. Throughout that short duration, I had cut in half power rates, made water totally free and eliminated corruption. If I might do so numerous works in 49 day period, then Channi too can satisfy pending works,” he said.

The AAP leader stated only his party can give a steady and sincere federal government in Punjab.

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

Earlier in the day, Navjot Singh Sidhu questioned the appointment of the director general of authorities, supporter basic and “polluted” leaders.

“Today, I see there is a compromise on concerns,” said Sidhu apparently describing senior IPS officer Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota who has been given the service charge of the Punjab DGP.

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

“I see those who had actually provided tidy chits to the Badals six years ago … have actually been given the obligation of delivering justice,” he added.

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

A system which consisted of “tainted” leaders and officials is being revived after being taken apart, Sidhu stated obliquely describing 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 amidst a bitter power tussle with Amarinder Singh, who resigned as the CM 10 days back while accusing the party high command of humiliating him.

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