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Game over for AAP – Sukhbir Badal

Chandigarh, November 11, 2016: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today said the farmers of Punjab had given a befitting answer to AAP for betraying them on the issue of river waters and said the Congress, which was responsible for creating this problem, would meet the same fate soon.
In a statement today the SAD president said it was “game over” for AAP with a party appeal to hold a massive dharna at Kapoori village in Patiala district evincing a crowd of a few hundred persons. He said this was the second successive jolt to the party with farmers earlier failing to respond to an appeal by its State Convenor Gurpreet Singh Waraich alias Ghuggi to hold protests in the Mandis. “Now the motley crowd of AAP outsiders can pack up their bags and go back to their home towns in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar”, he added.
“Punjabi farmers have seen through your game. They will never trust you again”, the SAD president told AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal while referring to the manner in which he had betrayed the farmers on the issue of SYL. “You (Kejriwal) told farmers during a meeting in Punjab that they did not have any water to spare. However on returning to Delhi you supported Haryana’s stand and demanded the SYL canal be constructed”.
Speaking about the ongoing Congress resignation ‘tamasha’, Mr Badal said it was clear that Punjab Congress president Mr Amarinder Singh had resigned from the Lok Sabha because he wanted to contest the next assembly elections from Patiala constituency. He said same was the case with the Congress mlas who were ready to face a re election. “Our case is different. We have to safeguard the interests of the State. We cannot run away from our responsibilities like the Congress. We have called a special session of the Vidhan Sabha to course out our next action. I assure Punjabis we will come out with a solution to safeguard their waters”, he added.
The SAD president also asked the people to evaluate themselves who was the villain of the piece in the entire SYL case. Wasn’t it Amarinder Singh who welcomed Indira Gandhi with advertisements when she came to Kapoori village to start digging of the SYL canal. Wasn’t Amarinder by the side of Indira Gandhi with silver utensils and a silver spade? What moral right does he he now have to lead any agitation on this issue?”, he asked.
The SAD president assured Punjabi farmers that the SAD would take the fight to safeguard the river waters of the State to its logical conclusion and would not allow the SYL cans to be constructed at any cost. “We will not rest till we achieve this goal”, he added.

video- ABP Sanjha

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