Chandigarh, Sep 21: Opposition events in Punjab SAD and AAP on Tuesday questioned the usage of a “chartered flight” by Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, his two deputies and state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu. Taking a swipe at them, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) said Congress leaders opt for “private jets for travelling just 250 km to Delhi”, whereas the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) mentioned the grand outdated get together has not been capable of “hand over its royal habits”.
Raveen Thukral, media advisor to former chief minister Amarinder Singh, also took potshots at the Congress leaders travelling to Delhi on a chartered flight. Channi, along with deputy chief ministers Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, OP Soni and Sidhu, flew to Delhi on a chartered flight on Tuesday.
They met senior Congress leaders for deliberating on cabinet expansion, party sources said. Sidhu uploaded a photo on Twitter in which he was seen with Channi and Randhawa, standing next to a chartered plane.
“In line of obligation !!” he tweeted. The SAD took a dig at Channi’s declare of “aam aadmi sarkar”, which he made during a press conference on Monday after being sworn-in as the chief minister.
“After saying that they stand with the common man, INC leaders take private jets to travel just 250 KMs from Chandigarh to Delhi. Are there no normal flights or cars that can be used? Or is this chest thumping aimed at propagation of Gandhi family’s Delhi Darbar culture?” it mentioned in a tweet. Leader of Opposition within the Punjab Assembly Harpal Singh Cheema of the AAP mentioned, “No one turns into a standard man by saying it, solely his deeds reveal the reality of his character.
“The actual faces of Channi, Sidhu and Randhawa, who had been calling themselves poor frequent males a day earlier than, have been uncovered.” The Congress could not give up its “royal habits”, he mentioned in a press release right here. Thukral mentioned the Congress leaders took a chartered flight even when a five-seater official chopper was obtainable.
“Wow…what a ‘gareeban di sarkar’! A 16-seater Learjet to ferry 4 individuals when a 5-seater official chopper was obtainable. I’m now starting to really feel I sleepwalked by way of the final 4 & a half years, believing Punjab to be in a fiscal mess. My dangerous! “Wonder who’s paying for such luxurious – the state govt or @INCPunjab? Can’t be @sherryontopp or @CHARANJITCHANNI or @Sukhjinder_INC or #OPSoni for certain. Though ultimately I suppose it’s the frequent man who’ll find yourself footing the invoice for his or her pleasures!” he said in tweets.
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