Chandigarh, Aug 22: Ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in Punjab today lashed out at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over his comments on the issue of drugs in Goa saying the Aam Aadmi Party leader wants to befool people with the motive of achieving power.
Punjab Education Minister Daljit Singh Cheema said that it is "disgusting" to see that Kejriwal has tried to incite the people on the issue of narcotics in Goa as he had tried in Punjab. He said that the Delhi CM has leveled same allegations on the ruling party of Goa which he had leveled on the SAD leadership.
Similar is his claim of nexus between political class, police and narcotics traders in Goa as he had claimed in Punjab, Cheema said.
The SAD secretary and spokesman said that it is surprising that Kejriwal is using the same tactic of creating a fear among the masses and exploiting their sentiments on the drugs issue whose gravity perhaps he is unaware of. Cheema reminded the AAP leader that in this era of social media, his attempts of trying to befool the people of the two states won't work as he stood exposed nationally for his lies.
He expressed surprise over the statement of Kejriwal in which he has said that AAP does not have funds to contest the elections. He said that this is an old ploy of Kejriwal to win sympathy of the people wherever he goes and to earn money in the form of donations as well as sale of tickets.
Cheema asked Kejriwal to explain that if his party did not have money then was it the reason he wasted crores of rupees of people of Delhi on his media campaign in Punjab? He said that Kejriwal's statement of empty coffers of AAP is nothing but a sheer attempt to gain sympathy of the NRIs so that he could get more funds for the elections.
He said that everybody knows that the AAP is the major receiver of funds from abroad and Kejriwal's statement is only an attempt to get more funding from abroad as Indians here are already aware of his mischiefs and don't contribute towards his party.