Amarinder playing ostrich-like politics: Chugh
Says BJP is coming strong in Punjab in a big way and will form the next government in Punjab
Chandigarh: BJP national general secretary Tarun Chugh asked Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh to come out of his ivory tower and give up an ostrich-like approach to understand the ground realities of Punjab politics.
In a statement today Chugh ridiculed the chief minister's observation that the BJP was a non-entity in Punjab and that the party would not be able to win a single Assembly seat in the 2022 Assembly elections. "It is a childish statement coming from a senior Congress leader and clearly demonstrates how the chief minister is cut off from the ground realities", Chugh said.
The BJP leader pointed out that in 1997 Amarinder had himself sought Akali Dal ticket from Patiala because he knew that with the BJP's support he would win the election. But he was denied the ticket by Parkash Singh Badal.
Chugh flayed the Amarinder Singh government not fulfilling any of its promises on drugs or farmers, or unemployment. He said the Congress had failed to take any action in the cases of Guru Granth Sahib sacrilege which makes every Punjabi hang his head in shame.
He said the BJP was coming strong in Punjab in a big way and would form the next government in Punjab. "Even in 1992 when the party contested the Vidhan Sabha elections all by itself, it had captured six seats with 16 per cent vote share. The party has come a long way from there and has strengthened its presence in the state".