Describing the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as a “bunch of unprincipled leaders”, Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal said on Saturday that the party will “vanish” from the political arena of the state before the 2017 assembly polls in the wake of ongoing “tug of war” within the party.
Badal, talking to mediapersons on the sidelines of a ‘sangat darshan’ programme in Amargarh assembly segment, said what else could be the fate of a party whose two of four MPs had quit and the state convener had been removed. He said it was a clear indication that the “house of cards” will crumble soon.
Talking a jibe at AAP leader Bhagwant Mann, who was absent from the party’s political conference at Chhapar Mela on Friday, Badal said if needed the government will trace the Lok Sabha MP as it is the duty of every government to trace “missing persons”.
Earlier, addressing public gatherings during the ‘sangat darshan’, the CM reminded people about the “notorious” past of the Congress.
Badal said the Congress had always pursued the “policy of divide and rule” to attain power in the state and has “irrelevantly meddled” in the social, political, economical and even religious affairs of the state. Talking about Captain Amarinder Singh’s promise to promote Malerkotla as a district, Badal said the Congress chief has never fulfilled any promise made to people of Punjab and nothing will change in future too.
Talking to mediapersons, Badal said Ahmedgarh will be given the status of a subdivision during the next cabinet meeting, which will also take up the issue of regularising jobs of contractual workers. Talking on dengue issue, Badal said the state government is prepared to tackle the menace and directions have been issued to the health department.
(With PTI inputs)