CLP leader reached Jalandhar leading Jawani Sambhal Yatra
Jalandhar: Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Charanjit Singh Channi on Wednesday said that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was a ‘liar’ and grossly misusing the state exchequer money.
Channi said that Kejriwal was misusing state resources and enjoying salary as a Chief Minister, full security and even international trips on state exchequer’s expense.
Presenting some facts before the media on the third day of his “Jawani Sambhal Yatra”, Channi said that Kejriwal withdrew Rs 13,43,500 as salary of CM from February 14, 2015 till August this year. “The expense borne by the security vehicles accompanying him was more than Rs 27 lakh in just 19 months,” he said.
Channi’s “Jawani Sambhal yatra” was flagged off from Phagwara by ex-MP Mohinder Singh Kaypee and concluded at Baba Jauran village Raipur.
Channi said that as CM, Kejriwal’s international trip to Vatican city in Rome in Italy was confined to spending Rs 10,000,00 from the state exchequer. “Kejriwal spent approximately Rs 55 crore on publicity of his AAP government in March this year. This money was meant for the people of Delhi which, he diverted for his political motives,” he added.
He said that Kejriwal should have used party fund rather than using taxpayer’s money. “If AAP government came to power in Punjab, this would happen with the Punjab’s exchequer also,” he added.
The CLP leader also pointed out that Kejriwal has already backed out from every announcement, which he committed to the people before the Delhi assembly elections.
Further, welcoming the decision of the Narendra Modi government to demonetise currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denomination, Channi said than instead of causing harassment to the common man, Modi government should have given priority to checking the creation of blackmoney itself. “It is the source of blackmoney that should be plugged first,” he added.
The senior Congress leader also said that the UPA government had phased out Rs 500 currency notes oriented till 2005 without creating such a problem for to the common man. “However, the current decision would affect the lower middle, working classes and small traders the most and would put brakes on the economy initially. This decision would freeze payments, trade and the functioning of an exchange economy. The most severely hit would be the vendors, small time grocery shopkeepers, milkmen and daily wagers who depend upon immediate cash payments,” he said.
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