Lambi, January 29: Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal challenged to reopen graft cases against Prakash Singh Badal and Captain Amarinder Singh if Aam Party is elected on March 11 to run the government in Punjab. He alleged that FIRs have been lodged against common men in the state but ruling party members have not booked yet.
According to The Times of India, he said, “Till now the FIRs are getting registered against common man in Punjab. When we come to power, both Capt Amarinder and Badal family members would face police cases for their misdeeds.” He announced it while touring the bastion of Akali Dal in Lambi. Punjab Chief Minister Prakash has been challenged by Congress Chief Ministerial candidate Captain Amarinder Singh. Aam Aadmi Party has fielded former Delhi MLA Jarnail against both heavyweights in Lambi.
The state vigilance bureau (VB) had given in September last year a clean chit to former Chief Minster Captain Amarinder Singh in a 10-year old Amritsar Improvement Trust bribery case. However, the Punjab police had not interrogated any sitting minister or MLA from SAD in Rs 6,000-crore synthetic drug case. The Special Investigation Team (SITs) has submitted challans in both cases in various courts.
In an earlier development, Arvind Kejriwal took potshots at both candidates. He said that both candidates have announced theses assembly elections as their last elections and people should not vote them. He added that they can not be trusted anymore.
In a video released on Twitter, he lashed out at both parties for allegedly looting the state. He said that people should only AAP symbol ‘Jhadoo’ in their mind while voting for assembly elections on Feb 4.
Punjab elections will be conducted on February 4 in a single phase and the result will be declared on March 11 along with the result of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand Manipur, and Goa elections.