Chandigarh, July 5: Ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)on Tuesday,July 5 termed the youth manifesto released by the Aam Aadmi Party for Punjab Assembly polls as a "cut and paste replica" of the "undelivered" Delhi agenda.
SAD asked AAP how it would provide 25 lakh jobs to youths in Punjab state which had an entire government employee strength of five lakh persons.
SAD, however, welcomed AAP's decision to conduct random drug tests on all of its prospective candidates.
Commenting on AAP's promise to provide 25 lakh jobs in Punjab, SAD Spokesperson Daljit Singh Cheema asked Arvind Kejriwal to come clean and disclose if he had provided eight lakh jobs to Delhi youths as promised in his election manifesto.
"According to information collated by us, only a few hundred youths have got employment during AAP rule," he said while reminding the leader that 2.5 lakh youths were set to get government jobs during SAD-BJP rule in Punjab.
The SAD leader also chided Kejriwal and requested him not to talk through the hat. "You are talking about introducing a Jan Lokpal bill in Punjab when you have not done this in Delhi despite the fact that you fought your entire election on this plank," he said.
Cheema attacked Kejriwal for "failing" to fulfil his promise to give free WiFi facility in Delhi. Talking about Kejriwal's Olympic mission, Cheema said the AAP leader is perhaps not aware of the fact that the same has been initiated by the state government with the establishment of Punjab Institute of Sports along with eleven sports directorates.
"Now you have come shopping for youth votes and trying to lure the youth with wild claims. It is better you show the report card of your performance in Delhi. People of Punjab have come to know you and will no longer be befooled by fake promises and manifestos," he added.