With Arvind Kejriwal attacking Punjab’s ruling Akali Dal on the drug issue, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal hit back saying the Delhi chief minister was a “frustrated man” unaware of the dignity of his chair.
On Friday, Badal said it doesn’t behove of a chief minister to issue statements like the one made by Kejriwal against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and even against the Akali leadership.
Interacting with the mediapersons on the sidelines of his ‘sangat darshan’ programme in Bhadaur assembly segment here, Badal said the irrational and baseless allegations levelled by Kejriwal - without any proof - reflect his hollow personality.
“Throughout my life I have been a votary of morality and I firmly believe that Kejriwal must desist from issuing such statements just for sake of scoring brownie points,” he said.
Kejriwal, AAP’s national convenor, earlier on Friday had attacked the Punjab government after getting bail in a defamation case filed by Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia.
Renewing his allegations against Majithia, brother-in-law of SAD chief and deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, Kejriwal said Punjab was in a “bad state” due to the drug issue.
Badal claimed that due to its pro-people policies the SAD-BJP alliance would return to power in the state.
“Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh and Kejriwal must stop dreaming about coming to power in the state as people will repose their faith in growth and welfare oriented policies of alliance,” Badal asserted.
On a query regarding possibility of former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu joining the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the chief minister said it would hardly have any effect.
He reiterated that people of the state have a strong dislike for “political opportunists and turncoats” and the people would teach a lesson to Sidhu for deceiving the BJP.
Earlier addressing the public gatherings during Sangat Darshan programme in Shehna, Jangiana and Bhaduar, the chief minister, while assailing the state Congress Chief Captain Amarinder Singh for “misleading” the people on Sutlej Yamuna Link canal issue, said that distortion of facts by Lok Sabha MP from Amritsar could not absolve him or his party from the sin of hatching the conspiracy to rob the waters of state.