June 2, 2023

Navjot Sidhu accused Arvind Kejriwal of colluding with Akali Dal. (File photograph)


Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu right this moment referred to as Arvind Kejriwal a “masquerader” as he challenged him to a debate of their escalating confrontation forward of the Punjab election early subsequent 12 months.

In a pointy tweet punctuated with exclamation marks, Mr Sidhu accused the Delhi Chief Minister of colluding with the Badals of Akali Dal and likewise focused him over the controversial farm legal guidelines not too long ago scrapped by the Centre.

“Bhagwant (Mann) is not the CM who is running Liquor Mafia with Badals Blacklisted MLA Deep Malhotra … He was not the one who notified Black Farm Law in Delhi!! Who is allowing Badals buses on the lucrative routes to Delhi Airport? Come debate with me masquerader!!” – Mr Sidhu wrote.

The Congress chief and Arvind Kejriwal, as soon as believed to have mentioned Mr Sidhu becoming a member of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), have been baiting one another relentlessly previously few weeks. 

For the ruling Congress, which has been battling infighting in Punjab for greater than a 12 months, AAP has emerged as a powerful challenger within the upcoming polls.

Arvind Kejriwal has been visiting Punjab often to amp up his occasion’s marketing campaign, and in every go to, he has focused the Congress authorities and Navjot Sidhu. Last week, he described the Congress authorities in Punjab because the “most corrupt and hypocritical” within the historical past of the state.

On Saturday, Mr Sidhu referred to as Arvind Kejriwal a political vacationer and a “liar” who has surfaced with “fake promises” simply forward of meeting elections within the state. At a public assembly, Mr Sidhu dared Mr Kejriwal to face him in a debate on employment, claiming he had promised eight lakh jobs in Delhi however gave solely 440.

“Come and sit (with me), wherever in Punjab. Even call me in Delhi. Will sit at your home, bring TV channels also. If Sidhu gets defeated, then (I) will leave politics,” mentioned Mr Sidhu.

He accused Mr Kejriwal of privatising liquor in Delhi and slammed his promise of offering Rs 1,000 a month to girls, questioning whether or not he was doing so for ladies in Delhi, the place he heads the AAP authorities.

Mr Sidhu additionally took on Mr Kejriwal over his allegation that the Congress authorities ran an unlawful sand mining rip-off value Rs 20,000 crore within the state.

“Show me any state which generates more than Rs 3,000 crore from sand mining. I tell you, Kejriwal! You know nothing about Punjab. You are a political tourist and liar who comes here after four and half years with fake promises. Why did you not come in the last four and half years,” Mr Sidhu retorted.

Earlier, Mr Sidhu had used phrases like “fraud” and had remarked that even a chameleon doesn’t change as many colors because the AAP chief does.

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