Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday condemned Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s “undignified” remarks —that he could be got murdered — about Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Kejriwal’s remarks are the outcome of political desperation in the face of daily exposure of criminal role of his party and partymen,” Badal’s statement issued here read.
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“This is politics of stuntman-ship at its lowest and it does not behove a person holding the chief minister’s office,” Badal said of Kejriwal. He asked Kejriwal to “stop reducing politics to cheap, street theatre” and to return to politics of development and service of the people.
“We are here to perform our fundamental tasks of serving the people and not to indulge in theatrical tactics and tantrums. We must be serious and responsible in our approach in the discharge of responsibilities given to us by the people,” said Badal.
He said Kejriwal’s statements and actions are “inflicting serious damage to India’s image throughout the world”. “He is treating the world’s largest democracy as a joke and is making our country and our democracy the butts of international ridicule,” the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) patriarch’s statement further read.