Majithia slams Kejriwal for not taking any Sikh in his cabinet

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Apr 01, 2016 00:18 IST

Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia on Thursday launched a scathing attack on Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal by saying that he has ignored the Sikhs by not giving any representation to the community in its cabinet.

Sikhs are getting respect and recognition in the US, England and Canada, but it is really a matter of regret that Kejriwal has completely ignored the Punjabis who have a history of making 80% of sacrifices for the freedom of nation. The narrow thinking of Kejriwal regarding Sikhs is clearly demonstrated from the fact that he has not included a single Sikh in his cabinet. In such a scenario, what can the Sikhs expect from Kejriwal? questioned Majithia.

Interacting with the mediapersons while distributing grant in Majitha constituency and laying foundation stones for scores of other development projects, Majithia said the politics of Kejriwal is totally centered on lies, drama and crushing the feelings of Sikhs.

Calling Kejriwal inimical to Punjab, Punjabi and Sikhs, Majithia said instead of showing solidarity with Punjab and Sikhs, Kejriwal has cheated them and meted out step motherly treatment to them. Divulging more, Majithia said Kejriwal does not repose trust in Punjabis and instead of according prominence to Punjabi people, he has given preference to non-Punjabi people in Punjab who don’t have any sort of connection or sentiments with issues facing Punjab.

“People of Punjab would never forgive the AAP convener for betraying the interests of the state on vital SYL issue. Sympathy being shown by Delhi CM towards Sikhs is nothing but a farce as he (Kejriwal) is patronising anti-Sikh forces in Delhi,” added the Punjab minister.

He expressed confidence that sensible people of Punjab would never fall prey to the political scheming and mechanisations of Kejriwal.

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