Arvind Kejriwal fields Himmat Shergill against Majithia
(1 year ago)
Majitha (Punjab), Dec. 14 : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced that Himmat Singh Shergill would take on Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, who has been "mired under various controversies pertaining to drug and narcotics" spread in Punjab.
Shergill said ever since he has joined the party, he was ready to accept any duty given by the party to save Punjab and its people from "the Mafia's rule of the Badals and Majithia".
Kejriwal said it is extremely important to root out Captain Amarinder, Badals and Majithia from Punjab, if people here wanted to give Punjab a chance of hope, progress and development.
"With the massive number of people, who have gathered in Majitha from all across the state, I can see that we have all gathered here to uproot Majithia from his own constituency to establish the rule of law. The kind of massive gathering I see around this place gives me a sense that Majithia would even forfeit his deposit in 2017 assembly polls from this constituency," Kejriwal said.
Delhi Chief Minister said the whole Punjab knew that Captain Amarinder, Badals and Majithia are fighting 2017 assembly polls together as part of grand alliance against AAP.
"Otherwise, why Majithia has never challenged his uncle Captain Amarinder to contest against him from Majithia. Similarly, why uncle Amarinder has never challenged Majithia or the Badals to contest against him from Patiala," Kejriwal said, adding that at the same time even Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal have never challenged Amarinder to contest from their constituencies of Lambi and Jalalabad, respectively.
"But all of them will always challenge me to contest against them. This shows the Badals and Captain Amarinder are having secret political understanding to protect each others' interests and both the Akalis and the Congress are jointly contesting against AAP," Kejriwal said.
The AAP national convener also assured the people of Punjab that once AAP came into power, it would punish the perpetrators, who indulged in desecration of Guru Granth Sahib at Bergadi by handing out exemplary punishment so that no one dare to do this again in Punjab.