A day after Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal accused the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of charging Rs 1 crore for giving tickets to candidates, senior AAP leader HS Phoolka lashed out, saying it was the Akalis who were “well-known” for such practices.
“It is the Akalis who are known for exchanging huge sums of money for tickets. They keep dreaming about money and do not give tickets without taking money. They are now accusing us for a practice that is synonymous to their name,” Phoolka said on the sidelines of his road show in Ludhiana on Friday.
Asserting that the selection of 19 AAP candidates was purely on merit basis, Phoolka said that only those who want work towards the betterment of the society had been selected.
He added that the people of Punjab were feeling betrayed by Congress and the Akalis who had engulfed the state in corruption.
“People will throw out corrupt people and mandate in favour of our party will be clear in the forthcoming elections,” he said.