Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has termed the allegations of the BJP and AAP on rigging of the civic polls a typical case of crying foul in the face of their imminent defeat in the elections, the results of which will be announced on Wednesday.
“It’s a panic reaction to their inevitable wipeout in these polls,” said the Chief Minister, adding that the BJP and AAP, as well as the SAD, were all set to be completely trounced in these municipal polls as these parties had lost the trust of the people of Punjab.
Captain Amarinder alleged all these parties had worked together to ruin Punjab, with the black farm laws the latest in the long line of their anti-people and anti-Punjab actions. He added that the shock of their total rejection had unnerved their leaderships, who are desperately seeking refuge in lies and excuses to cover up their impending failure.
Urging the Opposition parties to stop whining and start introspecting on their policies and programmes, he alleged as in the case of the Republic Day violence in Delhi, violence in the municipal council polls were the handiwork of the BJP and AAP working in collusion to seize the polls by hook or by crook.
Ridiculing BJP’s Tarun Chugh over his remarks that the people of Punjab were living in terror and fear, Captain Amarinder said the people of the whole country were, in fact, living under the dread of the tyrannical central government, which had given up even the pretense of being a democratic regime. “The BJP-led government at the Centre has become so despotic that it cannot tolerate the minimum of dissent, even on social media, which is why they probably believe that other parties are also running repressive regimes where ever they are in power, he added. The Congress has always upheld the Constitutional principles of democracy and the freedom of the citizens, and continues to do so in Punjab and other states where it is ruling, he said.As for Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP, that party was nothing more than a tool of the BJP to spread misinformation, and promote its anti-people agenda, said the Chief Minister, adding that the lies of these parties were clearly motivated by their petty political agenda.