Punjab congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Aam Aadmi Party pose no challenge to his party in the state.
“While Akalis pose no challenge to the Congress in Punjab, AAP lacks policy programme for the state,” he said. He targeted Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who belongs to Haryana, asking him to clarify his stand on inter-state river waters dispute between Punjab and Haryana.
He also wanted to know Kejriwal’s stand on the issue of Chandigarh being given to Punjab. He was paying obeisance at the Golden Temple here following his return as Punjab Congress chief recently.
He said he had accepted the challenge from Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal to organise a rally at Bathinda.
“I would formally take over the reins of the party’s (state unit) at that rally,” he said.
He reiterated that it was the right of every Sikh to participate in ‘Sarbat Khalsa’ (congregation of Sikhs).
Amarinder had invited sharp criticism from ruling Akali Dal for backing Sikhs participating in ‘Sarbat Khalsa’ held at Amritsar on November 10.
Launching a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi he termed the BJP as “single man show”.
He called upon the people to throw “the team of chief minister Parkash Singh Badal” controlling the SGPC led by Avtar Singh Makkar and elect clean and committed people instead.
Singh, who is sitting MP from Amritsar was accompanied by former MP and wife his Preneet Kaur, AICC general secretary Ambika Soni and all the MLAs from Majha region.