Hitting out at Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal, Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia said Kejriwal will not escape the clutches of law by getting bail in the defamation case filed against him. “It is a matter of ‘aaj bail, kal jail’ (bail today, jail tomorrow) for this arrogant leader,” said Majithia, who has filed the case over AAP leaders’ drug-peddling allegations against him.
Majithia too appeared in the court, as did Kejriwal, who dared the SAD leader to put him in jail within six months or threatened to have him jailed “after the AAP comes to power”.
Majithia further called Kejriwal and his supporters ‘Ali baba and chalis chor (forty thieves)’: “The number of AAP legislators involved in criminal cases has already crossed the one dozen mark, and the day is not far when it would cross even 40.” Taking a dig at Kejriwal’s online interaction programme ‘Talk to AK’, Majithia said it would now be called ‘Talk to AAK’, the additional ‘A’ standing for ‘accused’.
“He may run but he cannot escape the noose of justice,” Majithia added.
“He is heading a team whose members are accused of molestation and exploitation of women and even anti-national activities as done by its MP Bhagwant Mann by sharing live footage of security arrangements of Parliament. He however supports all their actions even as he cries foul when his principal secretary’s office is searched because of severe corruption charges.”
He further quipped that the Delhi government is “zero governance and 100% nautanki (drama)”.
“Earlier he feared liquidation by the Gandhi family. Now he is making similar accusations against the Prime Minister. The real picture can be gauged from the statement of AAP MLA Naseem Ahmed Khan who has accused Kejriwal of threatening him. Kejriwal’s criminal mindset can also be seen by perusing the election affidavit submitted by him which states he has more than a dozen criminal cases registered against him,” Majithia added.
Stressing that Punjabis would put an end to all the ‘nautanki’, the SAD leader said it appeared Kejriwal’s “fascist” approach had the backing of “some foreign agencies who are bent upon wrecking the hard-won peace of Punjab”.