Swearing-in-ceremony: AAP MLAs denied chairs, blame Amarinder's feudal mindset

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Accusing newly sworn-in Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh of having a 'feudal mindset', the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday said its newly elected legislators were given 'step-motherly treatment' and not even provided chairs to sit during the ceremony.

Addressing a Press conference, AAP senior leader and member of legislative assembly (MLA) from Dakha, HS Phoolka and chief whip and MLA Bholath, Sukhpal Singh Khaira along with other MLAs said that the no arrangements were made to facilitate the elected representative related to AAP.

Phoolka said that this was the first time in the history, while chief minister was taking oath of his office and the leader of main opposition party along with his colleges was standing at the back of the venue.

He said that although the AAP MLAs don’t seek any VIP treatment of any kind but being the representative of people they must have given seats to sit at least. Khaira said that the swear-in-ceremony depicts the work culture of Congress and feudal mindset of Amrinder.

He said that AAP MLAs attended the function respecting the mandate of the people of state while Akalis and BJP leaders were missing from the programme.

He said that the denying chair to the representatives of people is like disrespecting the people of Punjab.

Khaira said that Congress has failed to come out of its feudal mindset and people of Punjab now will not accept the intrusive behavior of Amrinder.

“If congress cannot organize a function properly then what else the people of Punjab can expect from them” said Khaira.

“We wish that the Congress party fulfill its promises of giving jobs to at least one person from the family, waive of the loan of farmers, eradicate drugs from the state etc made to the people of Punjab. We will keep a tab on the activities of Congress government inside and outside the assembly and failing in performing its duty the government has to feel the heat of aam aadmi” added Khaira.

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