Kejriwal U-turn | Now says Delhi has right on SYL waters of Punjab | Video

Kejriwal on SYL

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tried to play both sides and scored a ‘self-goal’ while elaborating on whether the people in Delhi had a right on the waters of Punjab, said, “Definitely, they do. Everyone has a right.”

Kejriwal,  His statement comes just days after he said Punjab does not have enough water to spare, maintaining that his party will protect the waters of Punjab. Kejriwal was responding in a short briefing after the rally at Majitha, where he announced Himmat Singh Shergill as the candidate against sitting MLA-minister and SAD firebrand Bikram Singh Majithia.

 

This gave enough fodder to the ruling Akali Dal and Opposition Congress to accuse Kejriwal and the AAP of a flip-flop on the issue.

 

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday termed Kejriwal the “biggest enemy” of Punjab, whom he accused of taking a U-turn twice on the issue of sharing of river waters through the said SYL canal.

Badal said to share power in Punjab, the AAP and the Congress were in a secret pact against Punjab. Under the pact, he said, Kejriwal had fielded a weak candidate from Patiala against former chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh.

Badal further held Kejriwal wanted to be the chief minister of Punjab.

Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder tweeted accusing Kejriwal of cheating Punjab, again focusing on Delhi CM’s outsider’s status. Other Congress leaders to protested and the video clip was made viral on social networking sites.

Badal said due to the anti-Punjab stance adopted by the AAP, its political graph was waning gradually and the party would not be able to open its account in the Assembly polls.