Dismissing the Swiss bank account charges levelled by AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal, Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh said Kejriwal was acting as Union finance minister Arun Jaitley’s paid agent. Amarinder ridiculed Kejriwal’s attempt to again rake up “fabricated and politically motivated” charges of Swiss bank accounts in the names of his (Amarinder’s) family members by releasing “old and unauthenticated” documents.
He questioned Kejriwal over using an election rally platform in Bathinda to release old documents, instead of facing the media on the issue. He said it was more than evident that the AAP leader had no answers to the questions the media would have raised.
Amarinder once again dared Kejriwal to come out with his categorical stand on the SYL issue.
He also took a dig at the alliance struck by Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) with the Bains brothers’ Lok Insaf Party, saying the AAP leader was clearly frustrated by the continuing decline of his party’s prospects in Punjab.
Amarinder said Kejrwal, who had been claiming to be winning 100 seats in Punjab, was now reduced to having alliances with nondescript political parties.
He took to Twitter and said those who were claiming to win 100 seats are already seeking refuge in alliance.
Those who were claiming to win 100 seats are already seeking refuge in alliance! As expected rattled Kejriwal has already conceded defeat.— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) November 21, 2016
Alleging an election-motivated nexus between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) combine and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Amarinder pointed out it to be an attempt to malign him.
Bereft of any serious plank to fight the elections in Punjab, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched a groundless tirade against his (Amarinder’s) family members at an election rally in Barmer. Jaitley had then picked it up for his election campaign in Amritsar, said Amarinder. Jaitley had, expectedly, suffered a humiliating defeat, clearly showing that the people of Punjab could not be taken in by such senseless charges.