Amarinder’s open challenge: Will fight Kejriwal on any seat in Punjab


CHANDIGARH: Arvind Kejriwal challenged and won against Delhi Congress stalwart and sitting CM Sheila Dixit in Delhi. This time, he’s facing the same fate. Congress Leader Amarinder Singh today challenged Arvind Kejriwal to fight from any seat of his choice in the upcoming polls and said he won’t let a “Haryanvi”, “Delhiwala” become the chief minister of Punjab.

“He is a Haryanvi, he is a Delhiwala and I will fight him from wherever he stands. Win or lose is God’s will, but I will not give him an easy chance in this,” he said, adding, “Kejriwal will not be allowed to come in and win”.

He also launched an unsparing attack on Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and former BJP Rajya Sabha lawmaker Navjot Singh Sidhu, who has recently floated a new political front.

Rejecting Mr Kejriwal’s vow to get the ruling Badals jailed for corruption as “rhetoric”, Mr Singh said, “I have already shown that who can put them behind bars, I had already put them in jail. Do you think that corruption which is going on in Punjab, we will ignore it? We will go into every issue and wherever any irregularity and illegality is found, people will have to face the music.”

The former Punjab chief minister also refuted Kejriwal’s allegations that he (Mr Singh) and the Badals were playing a “friendly match” and that they were “hand-in-glove” in many things.

“Kejriwal keeps saying that Amarinder Singh and Badal are together, he (Mr Kejriwal, a former IRS officer) is a typical babu, who works cleverly,” he said.