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Kejriwal on Sidhu jibe: ‘Let them say whatever, people will answer’

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal continued his attack against the ruling Badals, Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh and revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia as he held a rally in Amritsar on Wednesday as part of his 11-day campaign trip to Punjab. But he remained pointed and brief when asked about Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu, who has recently joined the Congress after singing AAP’s praises for months, terming the AAP hopeless.

punjab Updated: Dec 01, 2016 10:30 IST
AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal at a rally stage in Amritsar as (left) party candidate Inderbir Singh Nijjer has a word with state in-charge Sanjay Singh, on Wednesday, November 30.
AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal at a rally stage in Amritsar as (left) party candidate Inderbir Singh Nijjer has a word with state in-charge Sanjay Singh, on Wednesday, November 30. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal continued his attack against the ruling Badals, Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh and revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia as he held a rally in Amritsar on Wednesday as part of his 11-day campaign trip to Punjab. But he remained pointed and brief when asked about Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu, who has recently joined the Congress after singing AAP’s praises for months, terming the AAP hopeless.

“Let them say whatever they want to say. People will give the answer,” the Delhi chief minister said, purportedly referring collectively to the Awaaz-e-Punjab group of Dr Sidhu, her husband and BJP’s former Amritsar MP Navjot Sindh Sidhu, and former Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLA Pargat Singh.

Kejriwal after a public rally at Saketri Bagh in Amritsar on Wednesday, November 30 (Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Earlier, addressing a rally in the Amritsar-south constituency, Kejriwal accused the Badals and Amarinder of shielding each other: “They have a ‘setting’.” 

He also challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to act against Amarinder over his reported Swiss bank accounts, “if he is serious about the black money issue”.

“I have been raising the issue of his Swiss bank accounts since long but Amarinder is not responding. This means what I am saying is right. If I am wrong, then he can file a case against me.” 

On the drug menace, he alleged that Majithia is behind it: “He will be put behind bars when an AAP government comes in Punjab.”

Claiming that the AAP will win all 117 seats in the coming assembly polls, he said the party has already made a blueprint for governance.

Meanwhile, a protest was held by Congress workers even before Kejriwal had arrived. The AAP workers confronted them and the protest stopped.

The same day, at Sri Hargobindpur in Batala, he said, “I have learnt that the SAD-BJP is spreading rumours that if AAP is voted to power the Centre will not give even a single penny to Punjab. I am ready to bow to the feet of PM Modi to demand rights of Punjab and, if denied even then, we also known how to snatch our rights.”

“In all these years, Badal crossed all heights of sycophancy for Modi-ji, but failed to get anything for Punjab. We know sycophancy as well as how to snatch rights.”