Baffled Sukhbir calling NRIs, Punjabis as terrorists: AAP
A day after a row was triggered over AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal staying at a militant's house, Aam Aadmi Party on Monday said SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal was "baffled" over the imminent defeat of his party in the upcoming polls and was making "imaginary allegations" against people and terming them terrorists.
AAP national secretary Sanjay Singh slammed Sukhbir and said he had no answers to the questions the people of the state and NRIs ask him about development, drug and sand mining mafia and rampant corruption during the ten years of SAD-BJP rule.
Singh, who is also the party in-charge of Punjab, said Sukhbir had found an easy escape route by terming everybody who questions him a terrorist, supporter of radicals and anti-national.
He said Sukhbir was making "false, motivated and imaginary" allegations against party leaders, NRIs and people of Punjab, and calling them terrorists.
He said the Deputy Chief Minister did not seem to be in his senses by blaming Kejriwal for staying at a home owned by an ultra.
He denied the allegations and said in the same house Moga SHO Surinder Pal Singh and a Joint Commissioner were already staying. He asked if the officials were terrorists.
"The house is in the name of Karanjit Kaur, wife of Gurinder Singh who is a citizen of UK," he said.
He claimed that Gurinder was falsely booked in a case when he was not in India and was later acquitted by the court.
He said Kejriwal had stayed in the house at the request of NRI Tarsem Singh who had came to Punjab for campaigning for AAP.
He said the minute to minute programme of Kejriwal, including his night stay, were sent to Punjab police and intelligence beforehand which is the set procedure for visit of a chief minister.
He said if there was anything objectionable it was the police's responsibility to inform Kejriwal.
He asked Sukhbir if and a Joint Commissioner-level officer who were already staying in the house were terrorists.
He claimed that Sukhbir had earlier blamed that Kejriwal had met R P Singh head of Akhand Kirtani Jatha who the SAD leader had earlier termed a terrorist.
The AAP leader blamed the Badal family for allegedly ruining Punjab and said they will get befitting reply on February 4.
He said people would not forgive Badals for their misdeeds in which Congress was also shareholder.
Kejriwal's dig at EC; demands FIRs against Amarinder, Parrikar
A day after the Election Commission ordered an FIR against Arvind Kejriwal over his bribery remarks, the AAP supremo on Monday demanded a similar action against Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Congress leader Amarinder Singh, even as he ridiculed the poll body saying it should "seek the nod" of the PMO for the same.
In a letter to Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi, laced with sarcasm, Kejriwal claimed that former Goa chief minister Parrikar had made similar comments in the poll-bound state, urging the people to accept money from other political parties, but vote for 'lotus' (BJP's poll symbol).
Referring to media reports, the Delhi chief minister also alleged that Singh, the Congress' chief ministerial candidate in Punjab, had also made a similar statement, imploring the voters to accept money, but vote for his party.
"If an FIR could be lodged over my comment, I hope the EC will also seek permission from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) for action against these two leaders. I appeal to the EC to show the same enthusiasm and energy, which it has shown against me, and take action against these two leaders.