Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today strongly condemned Arvind Kejriwal’s “undignified remarks” against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said the AAP leader’s utterances were outcome of political desperation due to daily exposure of his party and partymen.
“This is politics of stuntman-ship at its lowest and it does not behove a person holding the Chief Minister’s office,” said Badal.
The Chief Minister asked Kejriwal to stop reducing politics to “cheap”, “street theatre” and to return to politics of development and service to the people.
“We are here to perform our fundamental tasks of serving the people and not to indulge in theatrical tactics and tantrums. We must be serious and responsible in our approach in the discharge of responsibilities given to us by the people,” said Badal in his statement.
The Chief Minister said, “It is worrying how Kejriwal’s statements and actions are inflicting serious damage to India’s image throughout the world”.
“He is treating the world’s largest democracy as a joke and is making our country and our democracy the butts of international ridicule,” Badal said.
“You must not allow your megalomania to drive you to make reckless remarks about a popularly elected Prime Minister of the country.
“These utterly reckless remarks amount to insulting millions and millions of people in this country who have repeatedly reposed their faith and confidence in Modi, first as Chief Minister of Gujarat and later as Prime Minister,” Badal said.