Asking Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to first enquire about the plight of people in the national capital, Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday said the former should be in Delhi instead of roaming in Punjab chasing the illusive dream of ruling the border state.
Asserting that it was so characteristic of Kejriwal either to put the blame on someone else or to run away from the situation, Amarinder pointed out that there is no water supply in most parts of Delhi for the past 10 days after the Jat stir in Haryana.
“Instead of standing with his people who voted him to power and trying to find solutions to their pressing problems, he is trying to sell false dreams in Punjab”, said Captain in a statement.
“Why his heart didn’t bleed for thousands of Punjabis who were selectively targeted in violence and their properties also damaged in Haryana,” he asked. “Leave aside visiting them and offering them any assurance, you didn’t even bother to issue a word of consolation for them and not even to those women who were allegedly molested and raped,” Amarinder told Kejriwal, while adding nor did he condemn the violence against the Punjabis in his native state of Haryana.
Questioning the very intentions of the Delhi chief minister in providing job to family members of Abohar Dalit youth Bhim Tank who was allegedly killed by SAD men, Captain asked him as to how many other such victims has he ever visited and offered similar jobs. “Did you offer anything similar to the family members of Rohith Vemula, the Dalit boy who committed suicide in Hyderabad University,” Captain asked Kejriwal, while maintaining that his intentions were just partisan and electoral only as he adopted standards.
Similarly, Captain asked Kejriwal as why he did not bother to visit the Pathankot terror attack victim from Ambala Gursewak Singh. Kejriwal had visited the two other martyrs from Gurdaspur and providing their families cash relief.
Advising Kejriwal to better focus his attention on Delhi, Amarinder said: “People neither forgive nor forget. So better beware against taking them for granted as they can throw you out anytime and the situation is building fast towards that end as you have badly failed their expectations in Delhi”.
“Leave Punjab to Punjabis as they know their job pretty well,” added Captain.
The Punjab Congress president claimed that Kejriwal had not been able to sort out the problem of safai karamcharis in Delhi who are on strike for over six months now. “While what is happening in his own state does not bother him at all, he has come to Punjab with all theatrical breast-beating he is known for,” claimed Amarinder.
Instead of standing with his people who voted him to power and trying to find solutions to their pressing problems, he is trying to sell false dreams in Punjab
Capt Amarinder Singh, Punjab Cong chief