Kejriwal ignored home state Haryana’s suffering: Sukhbir

  • Aneesha Sareen, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Feb 27, 2016 13:18 IST

Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday slammed Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal for “ignoring” his home state, Haryana, where life had recently come to a standstill, and instead opting to come to Punjab.

Sukhbir also ruled out parting of ways with the BJP, their alliance partner in Punjab, saying no ‘divorce’ is happening in their alliance.

Speaking to the media during his visit to Ludhiana, Sukhbir said he was surprised on hearing that Kejriwal was visiting Punjab on a five-day tour.

“So much is happening in Haryana which is severely affected by the Jat agitation but Kejriwal suddenly remembered only the farmers of Punjab and is coming to “sympathise” with them. In doing so, he is following in the footsteps of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi,” Sukhbir said.

“It is amply clear that as elections are nearing in the state, Kejriwal is indulging in all sorts of tactics. He belongs to Haryana and skipped that state, which has been adversely hit by the Jat stir. That means he has no sympathy with the people of Haryana. It is drama on his part,” the deputy CM said.

Sukhbir said Kejriwal is the most untrustworthy person as he did exactly the opposite of what he said.

“He has spent Rs 532 crore on his own publicity by running an advertising campaign. It is public money that he has wasted on himself. People in Delhi are not happy as he has failed to keep promises. Sweepers are on strike. So is the municipality. He has increased manifold the salary of MLAs and is only serving his vested interests,” he said.

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