Chandigarh – The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today said both the Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) were not only doing politics on drugs but were also playing a fixed match in conjunction with each other to defame the SAD.
Addressing a press conference here, SAD Spokesman Parambans Singh Romana said both Congress and AAP had got jittery after the huge response received by SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal in successive rallies in the State and had fallen back on their seven year old programme of using the issue of drugs to hit out at the SAD. “By taking this route they have again started the process of defaming the youth of Punjab as well as the entire Punjabi community”
Asserting that the false and fabricated case lodged against former minister Bikram Singh Majithia was part of this game plan, Mr Parambans Romana said senior Congress leaders including Sukhjinder Randhawa were holding meetings with the AAP leadership including Raghav Chadha on an everyday basis as part of this fixed match. He said it was part of this strategy that multiple officers, including the State Police chiefs, were changed to file a false case against Mr Majithia. “Now they are coercing the SSP, Vigilance Amritsar to register another false case against Mr Majithia”.
The SAD Spokesman said while AAP was trying to build a narrative that a weak case had been filed against Mr Majithia, the Congress party was accusing him of having absconded. “We agree with the contention of AAP that the case against Mr Majithia is weak because it is not based on facts. “Its foundation is based on a policy of personal and political vendetta. Similarly we want to tell the Congress party that Mr Majithia is availing of the right to seek anticipatory bail as provided in the constitution in the same manner as that taken by Mrs Sonia Gandhi, Mr Robert Vadra, Mr P Chidambaram and Mr Shashi Tharoor. Even the frustrated the mentally imbalanced Pradesh Congress President Navjot Sidhu availed of the opportunity to seek anticipatory bail in the Patiala road rage murder case”.
Asserting that there could not be two sets of rules for different people, Mr Romana said Mr Majithia was only exercising his constitutional right in the case. “Moreover as far as AAP is concerned, its supremo Arvind Kejriwal has already apologized in writing to Mr Majithia for leveling false drug related allegations against him”. He said it was ridiculous that after Kejriwal’s apology the latter’s minions including Chadha and Bhagwant Mann wanted to level the same allegations against Mr Majithia. They have no moral right to do so as long as they continue to be part of AAP”.
Meanwhile Mr Romana also castigated the Punjab Congress and particularly home minister Sukhjinder Randhawa for proving incapable of even holding a press conference on his own without being hand-held by Delhi high command nominee Alka Lamba. He said Randhawa had become a laughing stock after being treated as a puppet by Lamba in the press conference in which he became so frustrated that he even started lashing out at media persons.
The SAD Spokesman said the party would fight this vendetta in all appropriate forums. “We are confident that the truth will prevail and the sinister designs of the Congress –AAP duo will be thoroughly exposed”.