The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Friday said that the political game of AAP was now over in Punjab with the assertions of the beleaguered AAP leader Succha Singh Chhotepur against Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.
SAD general secretary Haracharan Bains described the assertions of Chhotepur as “shocking in the extreme” that Kejriwal had denigrated the Sikh religious ethos through his utterances.
Chhotepur had made public his conversation with Kejriwal, in which he explained his inability to defend the imprint of broom, the party symbol, along with the image of Golden Temple on the manifesto cover as this would have led to his being summoned by Akal Takht and the possibility of being ex-communcated from the ‘panth’.
As per Chhotepur, Kejriwal had uttered— “aap ko panth se nikaal dete to kya ho jata (So what if they had thrown you out of the Sikh community)” after he told the Delhi chief minister about his inability to defend the manifesto cover picture.
“Kejriwal’s secret ambition to become Punjab CM also explains the decision to block entry of Navjot Singh Sidhu into AAP,” SAD spokesman and Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal’s advisor Harcharan Bains said in a statement here.
“The disclosures of Chhotepur has finally and irrevocably vindicated all allegations leveled by other AAP leaders like Jassi Jasraj, Kingra and Pavittar Singh in the past that Kejriwal was instinctively anti-Sikh and that the party was being run by “anti Punjab and corrupt gangsters from UP,” Bains stated.