Kejriwal has CIA links: Amarinder
A grain of truth, Political stunt or both?
Punjab Congress chief Capt #Amarinder Singh here yesterday accused AAP convener #Arvind Kejriwal of having links with US intelligence agency #CIA, even as he backed beleaguered AAP leader Sucha Singh Chhotepur.
Addressing a Kisan Chetna rally, he said, “When he (Kejriwal) was an income tax officer, he ran an NGO which received funds from abroad, particularly the US. I have been told by reliable sources that the CIA used to fund the NGO. The PM should order an inquiry into Kejriwal’s background.”
He told the gathering that Chhotepur had wept like a child when Akali leader Harchand Singh Longowal was assassinated. “He is an emotional man. He was very close to Longowal, who himself was an honest politician,” Amarinder added.
“We owe it to you as you have done your due and now it is our responsibility to bail you out,” he told the farmers.
He said the Centre must come forward to help the hard-working Punjabis who were feeding the nation. He reminded the gathering that in 2008, the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had undertaken a similar initiative and waived farmers’ debts.
Targeting the Badal government, he said, “The industry has disappeared from the state’s map, while the agriculture sector is floundering as the farmers have to cope with very high prices of inputs. Under the ‘leadership’ of Parkash Singh Badal, Punjab takes one step forward and two steps backward.”
Capt reiterated that once back in power, he would bring the father-son duo to book for their acts of omission and commission.