Sultanpur Lodhi, Punjab:
Punjab Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu has termed Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal as a political tourist and making false promises ahead of the state assembly elections.
Addressing a public meeting, Navjot Sidhu called on Kejriwal to discuss the employment issue, saying he had promised to give eight lakh jobs in Delhi but only 440.
“Come and sit (with me) anywhere in Punjab. Call me even to Delhi. Sit in your house and bring TV channels. If Sidhu is defeated (I) will leave politics,” Mr Sidhu said.
He targeted Mr Kejriwal for promising to give women 1,000 rupees every month and asked him if he was giving this amount to women in the national capital who heads the Aam Aadmi Party government.
Earlier this month, Arvind Kejriwal announced a Rs. 20,000 crore worth of illegal sand mining and if the Aam Aadmi Party rules, it will stop it. It was said to be used for 1,000. Per month for women.
Navjot Sidhu said this was not possible.
“The sand mining sector in Punjab is estimated at Rs 20,000 crore. The previous government (Akali-BJP) deposited Rs 40 crore a year. We (Congress government) deposit Rs 300 crore. How can you (Kejriwal) get Rs 20,000 crore?” he said.
Show which state earns over Rs 3,000 crore from sand mining.
“I tell you, Kejriwal! You know nothing about Punjab,” he added. He asked.
He accused Arvind Kejriwal of privatizing liquor in the national capital. Mr Sidhu said the liquor business in Punjab could raise Rs 30,000 crore, sand mining Rs 2,000-3,000 crore and cable and other sectors Rs 30,000 crore.
He called Punjab Congress leader Mr Kejriwal a “fraud” and said that even the plantation lizard would not change the way the AAP leader did.
He targeted the Aam Aadmi Party leader for his election-time “lollipops” and asked the people to ask why there are no women in Arvind Kejriwal’s cabinet.
Congress leader Siromani Akali accused the state of “looting” during the rule of the base and the underworld.
Navjot Sidhu, who has been batting for his “Punjab model” rule, has promised a minimum support price for pulses and oilseeds if his party returns to power.
“If the central government does not give MSP, the Punjab government will provide MSP for pulses and oilseeds unless it is given a legal guarantee. I promise,” he said.