Even as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal targeted the Punjab government over a range of issues, the ruling dispensation in the state hit back, saying the AAP leader was indulging in drama.
While Kejriwal said that the SAD-BJP combine had "no moral right to rule Punjab", the state’s Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said the Delhi chief minister’s ongoing Punjab tour is a "nautanki". "Kejriwal did not bother to visit Haryana where he belongs to when the state is burning because of Jat reservation agitation," Sukhbir said, adding in Punjab he is "shedding crocodile tears" at the houses of some farmers who committed suicides years ago.
Sukhbir Singh Badal said the Kejriwal government in Delhi has "totally failed" where it is spending a lot of money on advertisments.
Sukhbir further alleged that Kejriwal had promised to install two lakh CCTV cameras for safety of Delhi but had installed only 200. "Now he is trying to be fool the people of Punjab in the name of aam aadmi of whom he was least bothered," Sukhbir said.
The deputy chief minister claimed that he was not bothered about Kejriwal’s visit. He further said that there was no lack of confidence in suggesting that Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal would lead the Akali-BJP alliance at the next state Assembly elections and form the government.
He also scotched all rumours of any break in the Akali-BJP alliance.