Union minister Harsimrat Kaur today accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of indulging in “politics of fraud” and not “politics of penance” after he washed utensils at the Golden Temple to seek apology over the youth manifesto controversy.
Kejriwal washed dishes in the Golden Temple’s community kitchen as an apology after his Aam Aadmi Party drew flak for depicting the image of the Sikh shrine with the party symbol - broom - in its youth manifesto.
“But people of Punjab will teach him (a lesson). People of Delhi are also realising what a big mistake they have made. He made promises to people of Delhi and has not been able to fulfil them,” Kaur, also a SAD MP, said outside Parliament.
Terming Kejriwal’s regime as a “failure”, she said “He is a totally failure in Delhi. I have never seen CM of a state going to another state to make a government over there and not serving the people of his state.”
Asked whether SAD was feeling jittery because of the presence of Kejriwal in Punjab, she said, “It is not so. Kejriwal cannot make any dent in SAD’s support base. A man who does not know the culture of Punjab, language of Punjab, will be wiped off badly...He does not know how to respect the people of Punjab. He is doing politics of fraud in Delhi.”
Asked if Kejriwal’s presence in Punjab was a challenge for SAD-BJP alliance, she said “the alliance will score a hattrick in the Assembly elections thanks to AAP and Congress.”