Chandigarh, April 18, 2019 (Yes Punjab News)
Punjab Unit chief of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Member of Parliament (MP) from Sangrur Bhagwant Mann has described the mutual war of words between Captain Amarinder and Harsimrat Kaur Badal on micro-blogging website twitter, advising each other to learn lessons from history over the Jallianwala Bagh carnage and the man behind this Himalayan human tragedy. He said that both needed to learn themselves instead of advising each other.
In a statement issued from the party headquarters in Chandigarh on Thursday, Mann said that both Badal clan and the Captain needed to learn lessons instead of accusing and advising each other. He said that they should, instead of frittering away their quality time on non-serious issues like these, focus on the issues and concern as were important to the people of the state, he said.
Mann further said that the state had suffered hugely during the 10-year-old BJP-SAD regime and 5-year (previous) and 2-year current stint of the Captain-led government. Both had been changing hands in power and supporting each other for their petty personal and political ends whenever they come to power.
Mann said that the mercurial rise of ‘Mafia raj’ in the state was attributable to both of them. Examples are a dime a dozen. Mann added that the land mafia, sand mafia, drug mafia and transport mafia, had gained a foothold during the terms of both the parties. The drug mafia being lorded over by the Badal clan enjoyed the tacit support of Captain government and so did the transport mafia that had flourished under the patronage of Captain Amrinder Singh government.
Continuing his verbal tirade against both of them, Mann further said that both Badals and Captain Amrinder Singh had taken turns to ‘loot’ the state of Punjab, which, was unfortunate, he said. He said it was a sad story that the prosperous state of Punjab topped the states of India in per capita income, which had been relegated to 16th number, as per official datas available, he said. He accused them playing a friendly match by putting the issues and concerns on the back burners whenever they come to power.
Terming them as ‘Gaddar-Gaddar mausere bhai’ (Both the traitors are cousins), Mann blasted both the traditional parties for shoving the state into a total mess due to their anti-people stance. Mann said both should tender an apology for lying to the teeming millions of people of the state, including distressed farmers, the youth, ‘dalits’, the poor, employees, pensioners and others on their issues and concerns.