Accusing the SAD and BJP of being “partners in looting Punjab”, state Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa on Monday described the diatribe by the BJP against its alliance partner as a “mere drama to hoodwink” people.
“The charges of mafia raj and open loot levelled by three-time BJP MP Navjot Sidhu are serious and the situation is known to the entire Punjab. Sidhu was eased out by Badal despite having won three Lok Sabha elections from Amritsar as he had been critical of the state government. The top BJP leadership colluded with Badal in this design of his. The BJP must equally share the responsibility for allowing this loot to continue without questioning Badal and deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal. If Sidhu’s allegations are not a drama as he is good at histrionics, the BJP leadership should ask the chief minister to reply and then there is no reason why the party should continue in the Badal government even for a day,” Bajwa said in a statement.
He also accused the BJP of misruling the state for the past seven years. “It is now giving such statements to wash its hands of the mismanagement, corruption, mafia raj, drugs and administrative highhandedness of the SAD-BJP rule. Such outbursts by the BJP leaders would only be construed to be motivated by the Haryana elections and nothing more than a drama to befool the people there. It is just like nau sau chuhe kha ke billi haj nu chali,” Bajwa said.