The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Friday dismissed the ‘Punjab dialogue’ plan of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as “a dialogue of the failed and desperate political gamblers with loud mouths but dumb conscience and souls”.
“Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan are best proof of how sincere, honest, and principled, or how hollow and hypocritical AAP’s tamasha on ‘Punjab dialogue’ is,” said SAD general secretary and principal spokesman on national affairs Harcharan Bains.
In a statement issued here, he fired a set of direct questions at AAP’s “tin-pot dictator Arvind Kejriwal”, asking him to first hold a heart-to-heart, conscientious dialogue with his senior party colleagues Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan “before conducting this jamboree of lies on Punjab”.
“As far as Punjab dialogue is concerned, no one can guide us on the AAP’s contribution to the process better than the AAP’s own MPs, Dr Dharamvira Gandhi and Harinder Singh Khalsa. Both stand suspended from the party simply because they, too, like Bhushan and Yadav, wanted ‘dialogue’ within the party,” said Bains.