While talking to media persons here on Thursday, Chhotepur alleged that Kejriwal ran the party like a dictator who had wrested all powers to himself. “People of Delhi had given him mandate and he should serve them than meddling in Punjab’s affairs,” said an estranged Chhotepur, who also addressed a rally of his supporters here.
In an attempt to gain sympathy, he said the way Kejriwal had finished his political carrier, it was not an easy task to survive but it was only due to the support he received from his supporters and volunteers that he had risen like a phoenix from the ashes.
Commenting on the claims of Kejriwal that Akali’s have got 63 CDs against AAP leaders, he said, “It is ridiculous to even say that. Either Kejriwal or Sukhbir Badal must be knowing about it or those who had ‘acted’ in those CDs”.
He refrained from giving a direct reply about his future course of action. He said, “Please don’t make me answer this question now. Let me complete my yatra and then I will let people know. Otherwise the very purpose of meeting with my supporters and volunteers will be defeated,” he said.
Chhotepur, who is trying to find his lost political base, said, “One thing is sure that we will give a good choice to the people of Punjab who believes in us.”
He also blamed Badal for allegedly diverting Centre funds for use in elections. “The state government is using Centre funds for election purposes as they have already taken loans against almost every property they have,” he alleged. He also blamed on Kejriwal for taking away donations collected from Punjab to Delhi.