Delhi running Punjab Congress, Arvind Kejriwal’s dig at rival party

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Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party’s national convenor, Arvind Kejriwal, on Monday took a dig at his rival Congress party by alleging that Delhi was ‘running’ Punjab Congress.

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New Delhi: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal speaks during a press conference at his residence in New Delhi on Saturday. PTI Photo

Reacting to Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh releasing the manifesto for Punjab Congress, Kejriwal tweeted, “Cong releases punjab manifesto in Del. All punjab cong leaders camping in Del for tkts. Del running punjab cong. (sic)”

“Has Cong implemented, any promise made in Punjab manifesto, in any other Cong ruled state? Farm loan waiver, unemployment allowance, etc. All false promises? Captain (Amarinder Singh) said in TV interviews recently that false promises are made in manifestos before elections.

“Cong releases Punjab manifesto in Del. All Punjab Cong leaders camping in Del for tkts. Del running Punjab Cong. #PunjabPunjabiyanDa,” he said in as a series of tweets.

Out of power in Punjab for ten years, Congress today promised a host of freebies like farm loan waiver and free power, smart phones, textbooks and doles to unemployed youth in the election manifesto for the state released today by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

The AAP is pitted against the Congress and the SAD-BJP alliance in the February 4 Assembly polls in the state.

Earlier on Monday, Singh had released the Punjab Congress Manifesto for the upcoming polls. While addressing the media, Singh had slammed the Akali-BJP combine government for the ‘mismanagement’ causing economic ruins in the state.

He said, “Punjab is a state with tremendous unexploited potential. This potential has not been exploited because of mismanagement. Earlier also Punjab was a victim of terrorism. And it has inflicted great deal of damage on the economy and polity of Punjab.”

Singh said that leadership Captain Amarinder Singh was ‘badly needed at this time because in him we have a leader of great vision.’

Punjab goes to polls on 4 February with Congress and Aam Aadmi Party contesting to form the government in the state.

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