Taking on AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal, Punjab Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh on Sunday claimed that the Delhi CM’s decision to put off his proposed Punjab visit had sent out a clear message that he was not supporting the state on the Satluj-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal issue.
“Even as he continues to remain strangely silent on the Supreme Court’s verdict on SYL, Kejriwal has, expectedly, chosen to keep away from the state that is facing an imminent water crisis in the aftermath of the verdict,” said Amarinder, adding that the AAP leader’s move was an example of his habit of running away from problems.
Amarinder pointed out that 72 hours after the court order, and despite widespread criticism of his lack of comment on the matter, Kejriwal maintained a silence on SYL. “This has unmasked his double standards. He has been doing a flip-flop for the past several weeks. This can only be considered a desperate bid to save his government in Delhi and keep the people of his birthplace, Haryana, happy,” said the Punjab Congress chief.
Amarinder said AAP’s move to release a new list of candidates was not going to help it win the 2017 assembly elections.
Kejriwal was slated to release his party’s Dalit manifesto for the Punjab Assembly elections during the visit. “But, he has suddenly disappeared from the scene, leaving his own party workers in the lurch,” Amarinder said.