IEP CHANDIGARH, December 24
Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh Raja Warring today condemned the “joint efforts” of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Aam Aadmi Party to scuttle the Bharat Jodo Yatra being led by Rahul Gandhi in Delhi.
“As AAP has started feeling threatened by massive surge and support in favour of Congress, it has started playing second fiddle to the BJP”, Warring said in a statement, while adding, shocked and shaken by the massive and overwhelming support the Yatra has got in Delhi, both the BJP and the AAP have now come together and were trying to create impediments in the Yatra using the excuse of COVID surge in far off China.
The PCC president pointed out, first it was the union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya who raised objections to the Yatra without any scientific basis. This, he added, was followed by the AAP Rajya Sabha MP Raghav Chadha, who also wanted Yatra to be scuttled. “What more proof can one ask for that the two parties are working together as they feel threatened by the Congress?” he asked.
Warring said, all the health experts in the country were unanimous in their opinion that the COVID surge in China will not impact India as the country is vaccinated and protected well. “And all of a sudden both the parties, the BJP and the AAP woke up to the COVID threat, which actually does not exist”, he observed.
He maintained that while the BJP and the AAP were holding their respective programmes, they had problems only with the Congress and its leader Rahul Gandhi. He referred to the Parent Teacher Meeting organized by the AAP government in Punjab today.
“If the situation was so serious, as Mr Chahda would make us believe by asking for preventing Rahul Ji’s Bharat Jodo Yatra in Delhi, why did his party’s government hold PTM in Punjab today?” he asked, while remarking, “the AAP is just playing second fiddle to the BJP and also feeling threatened by Congress’ surge in the national capital”.