SAD-BJP, Congress have seat-sharing arrangement: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

By: | Published: December 10, 2016 2:39 AM

Aam Aadmi Party National Convener Arvind Kejriwal today alleged SAD-BJP alliance and Congress party have reached a secret pact to contest 2017 assembly polls by fielding candidates with "mutual understanding".

Kejriwal said Akalis are aware they were not coming to power as there was huge public anger simmering against them. (Reuters)Kejriwal said Akalis are aware they were not coming to power as there was huge public anger simmering against them. (Reuters)

Aam Aadmi Party National Convener Arvind Kejriwal today alleged SAD-BJP alliance and Congress party have reached a secret pact to contest 2017 assembly polls by fielding candidates with “mutual understanding”. Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal, on the first day of his six-day visit to Punjab, said that threatened by AAP’s “rising popularity”, PPCC Chief Amarinder Singh and SAD chief and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal have held a “clandestine meeting” to discuss their poll prospects.

“As they know very well that both SAD-BJP and Congress would not be able to form the government in Punjab, hence they decided to field the candidates with mutual understanding,” Kejriwal said.

He said recent “exodus” of certain Akali leaders to Congress was being initiated with a tacit understanding so as to “prop up” Amarinder Singh in Punjab, who has “failed” to make a mark even after he returned as the state party chief.

Kejriwal said Akalis are aware they were not coming to power as there was huge public anger simmering against them.

The “secret pact” between Sukhbir Badal and Amarinder Singh could not have been “more evident” especially after the Badal government has “withdrawn corruption case” against Captain Amarinder Singh in Amritsar court, Kejriwal said.

Kejriwal said when Congress government was at centre for 10 years it “failed” to act against revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia for his alleged involvement in the multi-crore drug racket.

At the same time Majithia was allegedly saved by Amarinder Singh when his own party was demanding CBI probe against him (Majithia) for his involvement in the drug racket, Delhi CM added.

“I have revealed Swiss Bank account numbers of Captain Amarinder Singh’s family, where he has stashed huge amount of black money in all public rallies, which Captain Amarinder Singh so far has not denied,” Kejriwal said.

“Why Captain Amarinder Singh did not file a defamation case against me. Why he has maintained a stony silence on the issue? It shows he is guilty,” he said.

Delhi Chief Minister also read out the “account numbers of Amarinde’s son” Raninder Singh and Parneet Kaur as well as joint account, where the family has been “parking their ill-gotten money”.

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