Arvind Kejriwal will spell doom for Punjab: Sukhbir Singh Badal


Punjab politics is heating up nicely. On the day Kejriwal reached Punjab and ranted against SAD-BJP government, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal launched a scathing attack on the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the run-up to the 2017 Assembly election in the state.

Calling AAP’s National Convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal an “agitationist”, he said if AAP is voted to power in Punjab, it would “spell doom” for the state.

Sukhbir alleged that AAP’s “morality had rotten” to such an extent that it was forging an alliance with someone like Jagmeet Singh Brar who had been “discarded by every political dispensation”.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of the Punjab Assembly session here, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief took a jibe at Kejriwal, saying he had nothing to do with the welfare of the state and its people. Instead, he had “hidden intentions” to become the chief minister of Punjab, he said.

He accused Kejriwal of planning to “use Punjab as a battleground” to further his ambitions of becoming the leader of the “anti-Modi platform” to emerge on the centrestage of the country’s politics.

Sukhbir alleged that “agitationist” Kejriwal had failed to spell out “even a single progress-centric measure” of his government in Delhi.