Gurdaspur: Close on the heels of AAP MLA Naresh Yadav being booked in connection with an alleged sacrilege incident, Arvind Kejriwal on Monday accused the ruling SAD-BJP alliance in Punjab of indulging in communal politics.
"Since AAP has emerged as a serious challenge to these communal forces, they (SAD-BJP) are not keeping any stone unturned to defame the party," he alleged while addressing an event organised by Punjab Christian United Front here.
Violence had erupted after the alleged sacrilege in Malerkotla on June 24 in which a mob even attacked the house of local SAD MLA Farzana Nissara Khatoon, wife of a former Punjab DGP. Several policemen, including a DSP, were injured as about 300-400 protesters hurled stones and torched a car.
Kejriwal said, "If AAP comes to power in Punjab next year, it will not tolerate sacrilege incidents and bring all those who conspired in such inhuman acts to the fore."
"It is shameful that to defame AAP, they (SAD) did not even spare the holy book," he alleged and said, "AAP is not here for the play politics but for the change in the political system."
In Punjab, all sections of the society are fed up with the "mis-governance, rather non-governance" of the SAD-BJP alliance. AAP would be voted to power in the state with a thumping majority, the party's national convener claimed.
"Drugs are being supplied to every nook and corner of Punjab under political patronage. Instead of cracking down on drug suppliers, police is registering fake cases against drug addicts," Kejriwal alleged, adding all such fake cases would be withdrawn after AAP forms government.
He also said, "Once voted to power, we will put Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia behind the bars."
"It will be a fight between AAP and the grand alliance of SAD-BJP-Congress as the latter will contest the polls under a secret understanding," Kejriwal claimed.
Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he alleged, "After becoming the Prime Minister, most of the time, Narendra Modi is in flying mode. Whenever he lands in India, he is always in planning mode to disturb the Delhi Government by creating hurdles in the ongoing developmental works."
"Unlike BJP, which rolled out a series of 'dreams' including 'achche din' as poll promises but later on termed those as 'chunavi jumle', AAP believes in fulfilling all its all promises, which is evident in Delhi," Kejriwal claimed.
Prominent among others who addressed the gathering include state convener of AAP Sucha Singh Chhotepur, MP Bhagwant Mann and senior leader Gurpreet Ghuggi. Earlier, on his way to Gurdaspur from Amritsar, Kejriwal paid obeisance to Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan from Dera Baba Nanak....