The Chief Minister of Punjab, Capt. Amarinder Singh, on Sunday, Jan 31 lashed out at Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for their one letter to Chief Minister Office (CMO) demanding to provide police protection to the farmers from Punjab. The Punjab’s CM while releasing the statement in reply to the letter by the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal led AAP, termed this act as “Dramebaazi” of the latter for not having any respect for the constitutional and legal propriety.
“Arvind Kejriwal’s party has clearly lost all sense of Constitutional and legal propriety, and was completely ignorant even on the law laid down by the highest court of law of the land,” read the statement in the press release by the CMO, quoted ANI. CM and Congress party leader cited a directive by the Union Home Ministry in conformity with the Supreme Court’s order wherein he affirmed that Punjab police cannot remain in another state for more than 72 hours even to provide protection to a protectee.
Hence, Singh questioned the qualifications of AAP functionaries with regards to keeping updated with the law of the land. Taking a sling slot at AAP leader Raghav Chadha for writing the “pathetic letter” with “arbitrary, absurd and irrational” demands, Singh expressed his helplessness due to the prevailing rule of law.
“So this would mean that even if I sign an order declaring some, if not all, farmers as protectees (which is really neither feasible nor realistic), that would mean that the Punjab police can only be with them for 72 hours and not more than that,” read the statement by Punjab CMO.
“This further means that as Chief Minister of Punjab, which I definitely am for all intents and purposes, howsoever much AAP may wish otherwise, my hands are tied by the law, which your party clearly has no respect for,” CM Singh admonished AAP’s letter.
Further, lashing out at Raghav Chadha, CM Singh advised the former to ask the legality involved in the issue Chadha has raised in his letter to Singh. “Perhaps, you should ask your own Chief Minister in Delhi about this, though there is no guarantee that Kejriwal would know any better, given his track record of poor governance and ignorance,” read the statement by CMO.
Singh alleged that AAP in collusion with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are doing “Dramebaazi” to seek its place in Punjab. He termed AAP as the party of Dramebaaz.