Jalandhar: Punjab Congress today took a jibe at the Aam Aadmi Party spokesperson Sukhpal Singh Khaira, saying he has set Olympian records in fence sitting. “If the fence sitting was an event in Olympics, India would be assured of one gold at least with someone like you, who has mastered the art (of fence sitting), representing the country”, the party taunted him.
Senior Congress leaders and legislators including Rana Gurjeet Singh, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, Navtej Singh Cheema and Ramanjit Singh Sikki said that recently Khaira had added another record in fence sitting to his achievements by first demanding action against Sucha Singh Chhotepur and then siding by him.
The party leaders pointed out, Khaira was first to sign the letter to the AAP high command demanding action against Chhotepur. “And the moment he realised that this was not liked by the Punjabis, he took a u-turn in his characteristic style and started defending Chhotepur”, they pointed out.
The Congress leaders said, it was not for the first time that Khaira had resorted to such fence sitting and u-turns, saying, earlier when Capt Amarinder Singh was appointed the PCC president he was all praise for him. They pointed out how Khaira went on saying that only Capt Amarinder can take Punjab out of its ills and set the ruling Akalis and the Badals right.
“And within a few months when he joined the AAP, he started criticising and finding faults with Capt Amarinder”, they pointed out, while referring to the inconsistency in his stand and character and predicting that he was likely to take many more u-turns within the AAP depending on what turn the events take there.
Referring to his contradicting the facts about the Ford Foundation donations to Arvind Kejriwal’s NGO, Parivartan, the Congress leaders suggested to him not to be more loyal than the king as everything was on record.
“Ford Foundation donations to Parivartan are a universally accepted fact and even if Kejriwal himself wishes to deny these, he cannot”, they told Khaira, while advising him not to try to defend the indefensible and make a complete fool of himself.
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