Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur on Tuesday slammed the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) for its statewide protests against AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal on the SYL and ‘piao’ issue.
Talking to mediapersons at his residence in Chhotepur village near here, the former Punjab minister said Arvind Kejriwal had carved a place in the hearts of the people of India by providing good governance in Delhi.
Chhotepur said the Badal government had “lost its cool” seeing AAP’s rising popularity in the state and was displaying its “low-level thinking” by burning effigies of Kejriwal, who wanted to lead the state on the “new path of development”.
Claiming the SAD-BJP alliance had lost its base in Punjab, Chhotepur said the state was witnessing vast unemployment, drug abuse among youths, farmer suicides and traders’ protests due to the government’s “anti-people policies”.
The AAP state convener said the protests were being carried out on the behest of Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, but these would have no impact on the minds of the people of Punjab.