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 him of running a ‘remote control’ government in the state.
Chandigarh: Amid the Opposition’s allegation that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal has been running a “remote controlled” Punjab government, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Thursday said that it was his personal decision to send the officials to meet Kejriwal for training purposes.
Punjab CM said that if required he can send his officials anywhere even Israel, a Middle East country. “If necessary, for training purposes, I will not hesitate to send my officers to Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu or even Israel. I think there should not be any objection to anybody in this regard,” Mann said media persons.
He added that the AAP government in Delhi has expertise in sectors like education, power, health hence we should send officers there for training purposes. “Why should not I send them since Delhi government is specialist in various sectors?,” the Punjab CM questioned.
Controversy has created on Monday 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).”