The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today asked AAP Convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to stop playing blame games and accept the fact that he had committed a gross irregularity by appointing legislators to office of profit posts without amending the concerned State Act and be ready to face the people.
In a statement here, former minister and SAD spokesman Dr Daljit Singh Cheema said it had been conclusively proven that the Delhi CM had gone against the law by appointing 21 legislators to office of profit posts.
“The Election Commission had justly held this move to be unconstitutional. Instead of accepting this verdict gracefully, AAP is claiming that its chief parliamentary secretaries were not enjoying any facilities when the State chief secretary has submitted a report to the contrary. No elected government should lie in this manner and when caught should not try to defame institutions like the Election Commission. This kind of behavior is reprehensible”.
Dr Cheema said AAP was resorting to such cheap tactics because it was afraid of facing the people. “If AAP has not done anything wrong, it should not run away from the peoples’ court”. He said AAP was taking desperate measures like trying to approach the high court to avoid going in for an election on 20 seats. “Instead of approaching the High Court AAP should approach the peoples’ court”.
He said the mood of the Delhi electorate was reflected in elections to the Municipal elections in the State and the position of AAP had gone from bad to worse since then. “Now it might not even be able to save its security deposit on all these 20 seats”, the SAD spokesman added.
Stating that AAP had been given enough time to serve the people of Delhi and prove its worth, Dr Cheema said the party had failed miserably. “Kejriwal is in the habit of resorting to blame game to paint himself as a victim. This will not succeed now because people have seen through him and his party. He should face elections to all 20 assembly seats immediately and let the people of Delhi decide his fate”, he added.