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Kejriwal’s delayed reaction on SYL is a bid to divert attention: Amarinder

punjab Updated: Dec 12, 2016 18:48 IST
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Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh(HT File Photo)

Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh said on Monday that Delhi chief minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal’s “much-delayed reaction” on the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal issue was a bid to divert attention from the “crisis” in his party.

Kejriwal, at Jagraon in Ludhiana on Sunday, had accused the ruling SAD, and the Congress of “befooling and misguiding” people on the issue and held them responsible for constructing the canal.

Dubbing Kejriwal’s statement “irrelevant and meaningless”, Amarinder said, “Now that his party has been plunged into an irrevocable mess with leaders, workers and volunteers quitting en masse, Kejriwal is looking for straws to grab in order to retain some semblance of a fight in the state.”

“Why did it take Kejriwal a month to come out with a comment supporting Punjab in the SYL issue? Was it such a big riddle that it took him a month to solve or does his warped mind, which is busy weaving conspiracy theories, find it difficult to think about more critical and relevant issues?” he asked.