Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) spokesperson Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Wednesday said the ruling SAD-BJP alliance and Congress have joined hands to defeat the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in state assembly elections of 2017.
He was addressing a rally by the party at border village Amarkot of Tarn Taran district. Khaira said whenever the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) levels allegations against AAP, Congress endorses them.
“For instance, Akalis called us naxalites and associates of the Islamic state and Captain Amarinder Singh endorsed it”, he said.
Khaira added, “Today, Punjab is known for drugs, farmers’ suicides and corruption. The SAD-BJP alliance which has been ruling over the state since nine years is solely responsible for the dire state of Punjab.”
“The SAD-BJP government not only damaged the state economically, but also destructed it culturally. As a result, the youth are attracted to social evils like drugs and have forgotten their rich heritage value,” he added.
Replying to query while interacting with HT, the AAP leader said the issue of Satluj-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal is a gift of both SAD and Congress. He said it is a well-known fact that the then CM Parkash Singh Badal issued notification for the canal while Captain appreciated then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi for the move.
AAP’s scheduled-caste wing state incharge Gurdev Mann said, “In the rule of SAD-BJP, every section of the society feels suffocated and wants to get rid of it.” He said the people are eagerly waiting for the state assembly elections to dethrone the ruling alliance.
“Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal is not protecting the interests of the state. It has been proved his insincerity over the SYL issue,” he added.