Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Badal and Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal today targeted Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh over various issues, including the Kartarpur Sahib corridor.
Talking to media on the sidelines of a party workers’ meeting, Harsimrat hit out at the CM for his remark that the state government had not received any funds from the Centre for the construction of the corridor. Alleging that Capt Amarinder was trying to mislead Punjabis, she said Union Minister Nitin Gadkari had already made it clear that funds would be released once the Punjab government acquired land for the project.
“If the Punjab government hasn’t acquired land, it can’t blame the Centre for its failure,” she said, alleging that the CM had been speaking against the project instead of supporting the Sikh community over the issue.
Sukhbir flayed Capt Amarinder for his “silence” on the appointment of Kamal Nath as the Madhya Pradesh CM despite his alleged role in the 1984 riots. “I would like to ask the CM whether his loyalty lies with Punjab and the Sikh community or the Gandhi family?” he said.