Arvind Kejriwal changes colour like chameleon, says Sukhbir Badal

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Apr 15, 2016 22:19 IST
Badal said Kejriwal has deceived the people of both Delhi and Punjab by first giving a statement in favour of SYL Canal during his tour of Punjab and then later siding with Haryana. (HT Photo)

Drawing a parallel between Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal and a chameleon, deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said he was in the habit of changing his statements.

Sukhbir was replying to media queries at the information centre of the Golden Temple here on Monday after paying obeisance at the shrine along with his wife and Union food processing minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal.

He said Kejriwal has deceived the people of both Delhi and Punjab by first giving a statement in favour of Satluj Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal during his tour of Punjab and then siding with Haryana by getting an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court, thereby justifying Haryana’s claims to the waters of Punjab.

On Gurdwara Sis Ganj issue

Sukhbir said the ‘piao’ (water kiosk) at Gurdwara Sis Ganj in Delhi was demolished at the behest of AAP legislator Alka Lamba. “Now, Kejriwal is trying to wash his hands off the issue by holding the North Delhi Municipal Corporation responsible for bringing down the structure,” he said.

Condemns shoe hurling incident

Condemning the incident wherein a shoe was hurled at Kejriwal in Delhi on Saturday, Sukhbir said this was no way to express dissent.

“However the Delhi CM should take this incident as a warning and mend his ways accordingly. The people are getting fed-up of his style of functioning and if he does not change, it will be difficult for him to face the public,” he said.

On development of Amritsar

Replying to a query regarding completion of ongoing development works in Amritsar, Sukhbir said the government was spending Rs 1,000 crore in the holy city. He said people might be facing some difficulties due to the construction work, but things will be better in three months and they will see a beautified city. He said most of the works, including widening of roads and Bus Rapid Transit System, will be completed by August.

Prominent among those present were SAD leader Veer Singh Lopoke, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee member Rajinder Singh Mehta, Amritsar DC Varun Roojam and police commissioner Amar Singh Chahal.

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