‘Talk to AK’ a monologue, says Punjab Congress

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jul 18, 2016 12:11 IST
Dharam Jagran Manch activists showing black flags to Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal after he reached Amritsar on Sunday. (Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo)

The Punjab Congress has accused Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal of launching a “monologue” through his ‘Talk to AK’ programme.

“Kejriwal, given his self righteous arrogance, cannot listen to others or take questions from them,” Punjab Congress vice-president and Kapurthala legislator Rana Gurjeet Singh said here on Sunday.

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“At best,” he said, “it was a monologue and at worst, his characteristic character assassination of others. It ended up more as a personal monologue than a public dialogue.”

“In comparison,” said the MLA, “Amarinder Singh allows public to speak and ask questions, and he answers those instead of making self-promotional statements.”

He says having seen the public response to Amarinder’s question-answer sessions, whether with party workers or at ‘Coffee with Captain’ and ‘Halqe Vich Captain’ public-interaction programmes, the AAP national convener apparently “tried to copy” it but “failed miserably”.

The state Congress vice-president accused the Delhi CM of spending crores of rupees on advertisement ahead of his ‘Talk to AK’ programme “that virtually ended up in ‘Listen to Kejriwal’.”

“Moreover, the advertisements were circulated more in Punjab newspapers than in Delhi, where he is CM and should be answerable to the public about his achievements in the past 18 months,” Rana said.

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