Arvind Kejriwal slams Amarinder Singh for making false promises in Punjab polls manifesto
In the escalating war-of-words ahead of the state assembly election, Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party chief, Arvind Kejriwal, has lambasted Congress party soon after it releases its Punjab manifesto.
Taking a dig at Congress’ Punjab President and former CM Captain Amarinder Singh, Kejriwal asked him whether Congress implemented any promise made in Punjab manifesto or in any other Congress-ruled state, reported The Indian Express. He called the promises such as farm loan waiver, unemployment allowance etc. to be a ‘false promise’.
Kejriwal, in a serial of tweets, said that, Congress has released Punjab manifesto in Delhi and has claimed that all Congress leaders are campaigning in Delhi for tickets rather than focussing their attention on the people of Punjab.
The AAP chief twitted, “Congress High Command made Punjab manifesto. Why doesn’t Cong get these promises implemented in other Cong ruled states?” (sic)
Addressing a public meeting in Mapusa, Goa, the Delhi CM claimed that his ‘honest’ party does not have money to fight the upcoming assembly elections in Punjab and Goa. “We don’t have a single penny to contest Punjab and Goa polls. Our bank account is empty,” The Indian Express quoted him saying.
Congress has not officially announced Captain Amarinder Singh as its chief ministerial candidate in Punjab. The 139-page document starts with “Captain De Naun Nukte” (Captain’s nine points), which include promises like stamping out the drug problem in four weeks, job for every household, waiver of agricultural debt and free housing for all homeless Dalits and backward people, the daily reported.