Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi took a dig at Arvind Kejriwal, but the Delhi Chief Minister had his answer. Channi in a TV interview had said that Kejriwal should wear better clothes.
To this, the AAP chief replied that as long as people were happy, he did not care about Channi’s comments. He asked his Punjab counterpart whether he planned to fulfil his election promises and, if yes, when.
Channi, when asked what he had to say to Kejriwal who says that the INC had left Punjab in a mess, was seen getting visibly irritated. He asked the news anchor if the latter had Rs 5,000 and if we would give it to Kejriwal to buy good clothes. “Although he earns a salary Rs 2.5 lakh, he does not wear good clothes.”
In response, Kejriwal took to Twitter and replied in Hindi, “Channi sahib apko mere kapde pasand nahi. Koi baat nahi. Janata ko pasand hai (It’s okay if you don’t like my clothes, the public likes them).”
Kejriwal went on: “Forget the clothes, when will you fulfill these promises? Give employment to every unemployed; waive loans of farmers; punish the accused in the Guru Granth Sahib sacrilege case ; take action against tainted ministers, MLAs and officers.”
The Delhi chief minister in turn asked Channi to drop the topic of clothes and focus on fulfilling the promises made like jobs to each unemployed person in the state, waiving off loans of farmers, punishing the accused in the Guru Granth Sahib sacrilege case and taking action against tainted ministers and officials.
The AAP, currently the main opposition party in Punjab, has intensified its criticism of the Punjab Congress ahead of the next assembly election in the state. In the 2017 Punjab assembly election, the AAP, contesting for the first time in the state, won 20 seats out of total 117 while INC bagged 77 seats.