Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday took a dig at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for crying wolf and pleading persecution for its own faults.
“Why not have faith in courts?” he asked the party while referring to party’s dharna in front of the Prime Minister’s office over the arrest of its legislator on molestation charges.
Condemning AAP’s “agitating and blackmailing” tactics, Amarinder said it was a classic case of “double standards and political blackmail”, which the AAP is best known for. He was referring to AAP’s dharna in Delhi over the arrest of its MLA Dinesh Mohaniya for allegedly outraging the modesty of a woman and slapping an elderly man. He said: “The AAP is now accusing the Union government of having imposed emergency in Delhi and resorting to the political vendetta, just because some of its legislators have been caught on the wrong foot. The same AAP strongly defended the enforcement directorate notice to my son Raninder Singh, which otherwise was out of sheer political vendetta.”
“When we said it was a case of political vendetta, which actually is, since Arun Jaitley wants to avenge his Amritsar defeat, they sided with him (Jaitley) and now when their MLA has been detained for serious criminal charges, they are crying vendetta,” he added.