Jalandhar, Nov 24: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today said the 'Sarbat Khalsa' was the outcome of people's anger against the "failed promises" made by SAD-led Punjab government, but also made it clear that the party does not support any of the resolutions passed in the November 10 congregation.
"The party totally supports the calling of the 'Sarbat Khalsa' which is a clear example of the angst amongst the people, but we do not support any of the resolution passed in the recently held congregation," AAP Punjab Pradesh Convenor Succha Singh Chhotepur said here.
Reacting to Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal's remarks that the Congress and AAP are behind Sikh congregation, Chhotepur said, "Everybody knows that the Chief Minister and his Deputy CM are disappointed and depressed, that is why such statements are being made." "Watching their party lose ground in the state, Sukhbir is targeting the Congress or the AAP now and then," he said.
Sukhbir had yesterday said that the recently held Chabba congregation is a proof enough that the Congress, BSP and AAP are hand in glove with the anti-Punjab, anti-National and secessionist forces who again want to stoke the fires of communalism in the state.
Challenging the Deputy CM, Chhotepur said that if the Punjab government was in possession of some secretive report saying that the AAP and Congress were spreading violence in Punjab, then it should make it public.
He said that the incidents of violence towards SAD leaders and the holding of Sarbat Khalsa is a reflection of peoples' anger towards the "failure" of the government. "Leaders of the SAD-BJP alliance are aware of the anger amongst the people because the government has failed to meet their expectations and fulfill the promises made to them.
There is nervousness and despair amongst them in the light of the impending Assembly elections," he said. "SAD should get a fresh mandate. The Assembly and the SGPC (Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee) should be dissolved and the CM should hold elections held in the state. He and his son will get a reality check," he said. "It is not clear what Sukhbir wants.
They have the government in the state and they are a part of the government at the Centre. They have control over the SGPC. So, how much power does he need to work in the state and ensure peace?" he questioned. On being asked about the internal feud within the state unit of his own party, he said, "There is no division in AAP. All are one and working well."