Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi accuses Amarinder Singh of conniving with SAD, BJP to harm state interests

Channi said that the new party floated by Amarinder Singh was also aimed to benefit the Akalis and the BJP thereby ruining the state

Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi
Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi
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Bipin Bhardwaj

Punjab Chief Minister Mr Charanjit Singh Channi on Tuesday slammed the former Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh for conniving with leader of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) to harm the interests of the state. This was the first ever statement made by Channi against former Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh after taking over as Chief Minister of Punjab. Channi took on his former boss Capt Amarinder Singh, who had praised Channi for being a competent and sincere minister of his cabinet.

The Chief Minister said that during his tenure Captain Amarinder Singh secured the interests of Badal family and Modi by jeopardising the interests of Punjab. Channi said that the new party floated by Amarinder Singh was also aimed to benefit the Akalis and the BJP thereby ruining the state.

Accusing the Akalis of ignoring the interests of the Schedule castes, the Chief Minister said that the Akalis have had an unholy alliance with the BSP and has deliberately allotted them weak seats. He said that on these seats the Akalis will benefit the BJP in winning these seats. Channi said that the primary motive is to ensure that interests of the SC community are harmed.

Coming down heavily on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister termed him a rumour monger who is least bothered about the state. He said that Kejriwal was only making hollow promises with the people of Punjab. The CM cautioned people against the traps being laid by Kerjiwal and his party ahead of Assembly elections.

The Chief Minister further said that an elite and unholy nexus of politicians across party line had excluded power from common man just to loot Punjab. He said that the members of this elite group have a common bond in form of their own vested interests to loot the state adding that they have been willfully doing so by enjoying the fruits of power in game of musical chairs where the ruler changes after every five years but power remains in their hands. He said that now the nexus has been broken and the power is with the common man.

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