AAP leaders said that it was an informal meeting for some constructive steps and betterment of Punjab. They said that instead of criticizing the move, opposition parties should support the move.
New Delhi: Controversy has created after reports of Arvind Kejriwal’s meeting with Punjab officers in the absence of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann in Delhi as the opposition parties have alleged Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Chief Arvind Kejriwal of running a ‘remote control’ government in the state. As per the reports, Delhi Chief Minister held a meeting with senior officials of Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) in the meeting on Monday. Chief Secretary and Secretary, Power, had also attended the meeting.
Opposition parties in the state-Akali Dal & Congress- raised objections over the meeting of officials in absence of Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann in the national Capital.
Former Punjab CM and Congress rebel Captain Amarinder Singh tweeted, “Worst was feared, worst happened. @ArvindKejriwal has taken over Punjab much before it was expected to happen. That @BhagwantMann is a rubber stamp was a foregone conclusion already, now Kejriwal has proved it right by chairing Punjab officers’ meeting in Delhi.
Former Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu also tweeted, “IAS officers summoned by Arvind Kejriwal in CM Bhagwant Mann’s absence. This exposes the de-facto CM and Delhi remote control. Clear breach of federalism, insult to Punjabi pride. Both must clarify (sic).”
Meanwhile, AAP leaders said that it was an informal meeting for some constructive steps and betterment of Punjab. They said that instead of criticizing the move, opposition parties should support the move.