As skeletons tumble down its cupboard, AAP stands completely exposed: Capt Amarinder


Chandigarh, July 5, 2016: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Capt Amarinder Singh today asked the Aam Aadmi Party as why was it scared of probe into the desecration of holy Quran in Malerkotla. “Given the anarchic proclivities and subversive tendencies of the AAP, nothing can be ruled out at this stage”, he replied to a question over the suspicion of an AAP MLA’s involvement in the sacrilege.
“If the party believes that it’s MLA, Naresh Yadav who has emerged to be a prime suspect, was really innocent why it did not trust the courts?” Capt Amarinder asked in an informal interaction with reporters after formally welcoming the AICC Secretary in charge for Punjab Ms Asha Kumari at an impressive function here today.
The PCC president also took a dig at the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s claims over honesty and integrity after his Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar was arrested by the CBI over corruption. He said, Kumar had frequently been removed during Ms Sheila Dikshit’s tenure over the graft complaints and still Kejriwal preferred him to be his Principal Secretary.
“Kejriwal has so far lived with a delusional belief and a myth that he is the lone and the last honest surviving living being on earth and today that myth has been completely exposed and exploded”, Capt Amarinder remarked while pointing out how he trusted the matters of his government with a person whose integrity was always suspect and doubtful.
When told that Kejriwal was claiming it to be vendetta by Modi, the former Chief Minister retorted, “when ED issued notices to my son at the behest of Arun Jaitley, the AAP leaders went into mad race to authenticate and validate those baseless charges and now when they have themselves felt the heat, they are crying vendetta”.
Capt Amarinder said, “if the Modi government and its Finance Minister harass Congress leaders they (the AAP) are fine with it, rather they are supportive of it, but when Kejriwal’s own corrupt and delinquent officials and ministers get caught, Kejriwal starts crying persecution and vendetta”.
Replying to a question about the AAP’s manifesto, the PCC president reiterated that it was a carbon copy of what Congress has been announcing all along. “It is so ridiculous that those who drafted their manifesto could not even tweak it a bit to make it look different instead of a stolen document”, he remarked, while adding, “let them tell us what is distinct and different about their manifesto, which we have not announced already?”
Earlier, addressing an impressive function organised to welcome the newly appointed Secretary in charge Ms Asha Kumari, Capt Amarinder said, he had known her for a long time and her presence will strengthen the party. He appealed to the party cadres and leaders to close their ranks to form the government. “The Akalis are down in the dumps and AAP has already been exposed in Delhi and what they have been doing in Punjab”, he said, while asking the party workers to reach out to the people as they saw their only hope in Congress.
Speaking on the occasion Ms Asha Kumari said, she felt honoured and privileged to have been given an opportunity to work in Punjab. She disclosed that she had worked with Capt Amarinder in 2002 elections also. “Now I have been given extra responsibility and I hope with your support and cooperation I will do better this time”, she said to a cheering audience of party office bearers.
Party General Secretary and the Chairperson of the Punjab Congress Campaign Committee, Ms Ambika Soni said that there was complete unity and unanimity among the rank and file under the leadership of Capt Amarinder and that come what may, the party has to win the elections this time.
Prominent among those present included Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Harish Chaudhry, Charanjit Singh Channi, Manish Tewari, Ms Preneet Kaur, Sunil Jakhar, Laal Singh, Mohinder Singh Kaypee, Shamsher Singh Dullo, Ms Santosh Chaudhry, Manpreet Badal, Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, Rana Gurjeet Singh, Vijay Inder Singla, Ashwani Sekhri, Dr Raj Kumar Verka, Ms Mamta Dutta and others.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016