Chandigarh, September 15, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
Former Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said here today the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s “ ‘ill tempered rant’ against her has actually proved how badly had he been rattled by being told not to demonise the peaceful and patriotic farmer of Punjab.
“The Chief minister is bending over backwards to dance to the tunes of the BJP just because that party had bailed him out of him out of his intra-party crisis by using the threat of central agencies against the Congress MLAs who had rebelled against him.
The whole world knows that Capt Amarinder Singh is a BJP’s “swatantar fauji” in the Congress and that he is doing everything to keep his “real bosses happy, ” said Ms Badal in a statement here this evening.
Harsimrat Kaur was commenting on what she called “the outbursts of an embarrassed Chief Minister who had been caught betraying his own farmers just to return the favours the BJP had been doing towards him. “I realise he owes them a lot, but his gratitude to the BJP must not come at the expense of the annadata of the country from his own state.”
“ The fact is that nobody is sure up to now which party’s candidate Captain Sahib would really be in the forthcoming Vidhan Sabha poll. There have been reports that he is prepared to break his own party up if it threatens CM status. But he repays the BJP by blaming the farmers for the economic mess in which he himself has pushed the state ,” said the former Union Minister in a statement here this afternoon
Ms Badal said that she can understand the frustration that compels the Chief Minister to choose “the language of the gutter” while speaking against her, forgetting even the dignity and grace which his own age demands of him especially while responding to criticism by a lady almost his daughter’s age.
“ I understand his problem with me. It is must be pretty awkward and embarrassing for someone to be caught lying and stabbing his own people, especially farmers, in the back just to keep his own save his hold on his “chair” in the face of threats from within his own party.
Captain Sahib knows that but for the BJP, he would not be sitting in the CM’s office today. This is repayment time for him for the gratitude he owes to the saffron party. But the tragic part is that he is doing so by defaming the brave and patriotic farmers of his own state. He is even putting on the farmers the blame for the mess that his own mis-governance and ineptitude has inflicted on the beleaguered state.”
Ms Badal said ,” I trust the CM to still have his vision intact even at this age and therefore cannot believe that he did not see what the whole world saw during the discussion on the three Black Bills. He could not have failed to see that only two MPs in the entire country voted against those Bills, and those two were from the state where he does not want to see the farmers seeking justice.
And I am not even talking about my resignation. Or have his auditory powers also gone senile so much that he did not hear me and my party declaring well before the parliamentary session that we would quit the govt and the NDA if the BJP did not listen to the farmers on not passing the Bills?”
The Akali leader said that she always felt bad having to be the one to call out the lies of someone so senior to her in age. “I do not feel good at all about it for in Punjab we are taught to respect seniors to the extent of overlooking even their minor flaws. And I would never be disrespectful to anyone if the crucial interests of millions of farmers in Punjab and the rest of the country were not at stake.
Captain Sahib must forgive me for having to speak the truth inconvenient to him. I do not mean to be disrespectful but I cannot help if the truth is( disrespectful) . I wish it was not,” said Harsimrat Kaur Badal.