Punjab CM Mann Hits Back At SAD & Congress, Says “Criticism For Sake Of Political Survival Is Highly Deplorable”

The knowledge sharing agreement between the Punjab and Delhi govt, has brought a lot of criticism from the opposition. Recently the Congress party and Akali Dal slammed the AAP govt over the deal.

Amidst the criticism, now CM Bhagwant Mann has hit back at the opposition parties, asking them to desist from issuing “unfounded, illogical, frivolous and politically motivated” statements. In a video message, CM Bhagwant Mann hit back at Shiromani Akali Dal president and Jalalabad MP Sukhbir Singh Badal for unleashing “propaganda against the government’s recent path-breaking initiatives to rejuvenate the health and education sectors on Delhi model”.

“Healthy criticism is always welcomed but criticism for the sake of just criticism and political survival is highly deplorable,” he further added.

“The Akali Dal leadership is bereft of any constructive political agenda and hell bent to tarnish the image of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which was voted to power with a thumping majority thus decimating both the Akali Dal and Congress from the Punjab polity”, said CM Mann, slamming the BJP and Congress leaders on their recent remarks.

“I feel sad that the opposition parties are raising questions. They say, ‘Why has the Punjab govt gone to Delhi? Now Delhi will run Punjab. Punjab has a government chosen by people by a huge mandate. If and when needed, we will go to Delhi for the welfare of Punjab”, he further added.

Attacking the erstwhile Akali Dal and Congress led govts, he said:

“Had the Congress and Akali Dal, which ruled Punjab for 44 years, done something tangible for the welfare of people and prosperity of the state, they would not have faced such humiliation. Badal should have patience at least for some time as the AAP government had not completed its 44 days while the Congress remained in power for a long period of over 25 years and Akali Dal ruled for 19 years”.

Reacting to the recent remarks by Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal, CM Mann said:

“Sukhbir Badal should not mislead the people by referring to false documents with regard to the Knowledge Sharing Agreement, besides befooling the people spreading canard about Punjab’s AAP government being run from Delhi. He himself had gone to China to forge a collaboration for power generation from paddy straw and his father Parkash Singh Badal had entered into several agreements in different fields with Ontario, Canada”.

“So, Sukhbir Badal must clear whether the Akali govt was run by the Chinese government or Ontario province”, he further added. The Knowledge-Sharing Agreement was signed between the governments of Delhi and Punjab on April 26. “The Knowledge-Sharing Agreement is a unique incident in the history of India. Governments are signing an agreement to share knowledge. Our goal is to learn from each other and move forward. It’s a big development,” said Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party national convenor Arvind Kejriwal.

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