“The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is an outfit of outsiders having no idea of Punjab’s cultural and historical ethos,” said Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president and deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday.
Speaking on the sidelines of a sangat darshan in his constituency Jalalabad in Fazilka district, Sukhbir said AAP leaders have disrespected Guru Granth Sahib by equating it with their “frivolous” manifesto.
“The AAP has hurt the sentiments of Punjabis and Sikhs by using a picture of their party symbol — broom — alongside the image of Darbar Sahib on its manifesto,” Sukhbir said.
The SAD chief said the opposition parties were spearheading misinformation about development in the state whereas the truth was that Punjab had become a model state in terms of progress.
Earlier, the deputy CM announced a grant of `10 lakh for a community hall at Dhani Mangh Singh-Gehlewala village and another Rs 10 lakh for a stadium at Lamochar Khurd village.
Sukhbir laid foundation stones of flooring and 100% water supply at Chak Gariban Sandhar, Dhani Mangh Singh-Gehlewala, Chak Tahliwala and Chak Bajidan villages.