“Aam Aadmi Party Chief, Arvind Kejriwal has been aptly termed as U-turn man. He didn’t even shy away from taking U-turn on contentious and emotive issues of river waters sharing between Punjab and Haryana.”
Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has backstabbed people of Punjab by taking a U-turn on the emotive and contentious issue of river waters sharing between Punjab and neighboring states. AAP on one hand has been projecting itself as the crusader of issues faced by Punjab, on the other side it has failed miserably on its very first opportunity to declare its stance in a crucial issue afflicting socio-economic structure of state.
Kejriwal’s backstabs Punjabis
Punjab has suffered a lot in wake of construction of Sutlej-Yamuna Link canal and contentious issue was also termed as one of the major reasons for eruption in militancy in state. Kejriwal had opposed the construction of SYL canal during his recent visit to state. Desperate to gain sympathy of Punjabi voters ahead of polls, Kejriwal took a Punjab centric stand but changed his colors like a chameleon as soon as he reached Delhi.
Kejriwal took a U-turn and supported the stand taken by Haryana by filing an affidavit in Supreme Court in support of stand taken by Haryana. Kejriwal was initially vociferous in stating that construction for SYL cannot be resumed as Punjab doesn’t even have a drop of water to share with Haryana but later retracting from his previous stand, he stated that SYL should be contrcuted.
Kejriwal’s ‘Politics’ on water
Apex court had pulled up Delhi government earlier this year for not taking appropriate step to handle water crisis during Jat agitation in Haryana. Now, Kejriwal has raked up a controversy by supporting the stand taken by Haryana government.
In poll bound Punjab state, he first tried to milk the vote bank and later showed his true colors by siding with his home state, Haryana.