Chandigarh: There is a strong anti-incumbency against the ruling Congress for “reneging” on its polls promises while people do not “trust” AAP, claimed SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal, adding that both parties will be “wiped out” in the Punjab Assembly elections.
The 59-year-old leader also accused Chief Minister Charanjit Singh of indulging in a “drama” by trying to project himself as a “aam aadmi” (common man) and alleged that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wants to become the CM of Punjab.
The Shiromani Akali Dal president said people of Punjab know that it is only his party that delivered on its promises.
He claimed that the progress of the state remained stalled in the past four-and-half-year rule of the Congress.
“There is a strong anti-incumbency against the Congress. People are fed up with this government,” Mr Badal told PTI referring to his visits to several Assembly constituencies.
The graph of the Congress has “drastically” gone down, claimed Mr Badal.”There has been no chief minister for nearly five years.
People did not think that they will be “defrauded”, said Mr Badal as he added that former chief minister Amarinder Singh had taken a “false oath” of the “Gutka Sahib” (a religious text) before the 2017 Assembly elections and made tall promises.Taking on the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Mr Badal claimed that people of Punjab do not “trust” it and asked the party’s national convener Arvind Kejriwal to first implement in Delhi the promises he is making in Punjab.
“His only dream is that he wants to become the CM of Punjab,” said Mr Badal, while pointing to an AAP banner, which says “ik mauka Kejriwal nu” (one chance to Kejriwal).He alleged that Mr Kejriwal had always “backed down” from what he had promised.
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