The Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal has cancelled all his previous engagements for tomorrow, including the Sangat Darshan at Dirba. He would instead remain available at his residence to receive “any responsible political leader or representative for discussion on any issue concerning the people of the state.”
Disclosing this, Chief Minister’s Advisor on National Affairs Harcharan Bains said that the CM had cancelled his programmes programs in view of the reported programme of the Aam Aadmi Party even though that party had not sent any formal information to this effect.
Referring to reports that the AAP leaders proposed to “gherao” his residence on the farmer’s issue, Mr Badal said, “This party had already delivered the most treacherous betrayal to the farmers of the state by backing out on the SYL issue. They cannot now pretend to be the sympathisers and supporters of the same farmers.”
The Chief Minister further said,” It is clear by now that the leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party in Punjab had no control over their workers. Instead of a political party, they have come to resemble an unruly mob in which it is free for all for everyone on every issue. This is not democracy but anarchy of a dangerous kind and this robs all their actions of any seriousness and sobriety. ”
The Chief Minister also said that from the very start, the intention of the leaders of the AAP had been not to undertake any serious exercise for the welfare of the people in general and farmers in particular but “merely to deflect people’s attention from the betrayal of Punjab on the SYL issue by the AAP High Command.”