Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh today hit out at Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Aam Aadmi Party leaders for celebrating Congress’ poll debacle in five states and said they should rather worry about their own parties.
Reacting to Badal’s statement that the results in 5 states were the “last rites” of the Congress, Amarinder retorted, “the people of Punjab have already performed the last rites of your (Badal’s) party (Akali Dal) and the government in the last year … and the first death anniversary will be observed in February 2017”.
Punjab is slated to go to polls in February next year.
The PCC president took a jibe at Badal for seeking consolation from the victory of Trinamool Congress and AIADMK in West Bengal and Tamil Nadu.
“You don’t win elections by quoting examples of other parties from other states and drawing strong parallels as people will check your own balance sheet, where you have nothing to claim credit for,” he told the Chief Minister.
Responding to the AAP leader Sanjay Singh’s “jubilations” over the election results in five states, Amarinder questioned his locus standi since the AAP had not contested even a single seat in these states.
“It is a classic case of trying to fish in the troubled waters,” he remarked about the AAP.
He advised the party to better worry about Delhi where “ground has already slipped beneath its feet as was evident during municipal bye-election where party lost 8 of the 13 wards it contested.”