Congress MLA from Gidderbaha, Amarinder Singh Raja Warring, on Friday said chief minister Parkash Singh Badal's offer to hold sangat darshan at his house was a "cheap trick" to evade the issue of not inviting a representative of the people to discuss the grievances being faced by the people of his constituency.
On August 7, Warring said, he had sent a written request to Badal to convey to him any date of his convenience to hold sangat darshan at his house where people of Gidderbaha could meet him to present their problems.
"However, instead of reciprocating like a statesman, Badal wants to brand me nothing more than a propaganda seeker," Warring claimed.
On August 6, Warring, along with people from his constituency, had stormed into Badal's sangat darshan at Khirkian Wala village in Muktsar district. Warring's presence at the sangat darshan gave some anxious moments to Badal and the entire district administration.
At that time, Badal had said that sangat darshan was for the common man and Raja could come to him at any time to raise people-related issues. Badal had said that he was even ready to organise the sangat darshan at Warring's house.
Warring said sangat darshan was nothing but "an exercise to keep aging Badal busy". "It is an unplanned exercise of governance where time and money of the administration is wasted to keep Badal in good humour," he added.