Party spokesperson Charanjit Singh Brar has said on behalf of Akali Dal that there was such an emergency to go to Delhi that a private chartered plane was used. A government helicopter or car could have been used to go to Delhi.
Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi has been surrounded by all-rounders on his maiden flight. Along with the opposition, former Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has also raised questions on using a 16-seater chartered plane to go to Delhi. The captain was quoted as saying by his media advisor Raveen Thukral that “Wow… what a Gariban Di Sarkar hai!
A 16 seater jet and a five-seater official helicopter were available for four people. I am now beginning to feel that I have been sleeping for the last four and a half years, assuming that Punjab is in a financial crisis. He simply said that when the government’s five-seater aircraft is available, then what is the point of hiring a 16-seater aircraft amidst the financial crisis of Punjab.
The opposition has launched a scathing attack on his visit. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has said that the Chief Minister has taken a U-turn on his statement within 24 hours. The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) said a car could also have been used to travel 250 km.
Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, and Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu had left for Delhi on Tuesday for cabinet expansion and bureaucratic reshuffle. Sidhu released a picture of it on Twitter, in which everyone including the Chief Minister is standing near a private chartered plane. There has been a sharp reaction from the opposition parties on this.
Party spokesperson Charanjit Singh Brar has said on behalf of Akali Dal that there was such an emergency to go to Delhi that a private chartered plane was used. A government helicopter or car could have been used to go to Delhi. AAP leader and Leader of Opposition Harpal Singh Cheema said that on Monday the Chief Minister was saying that his government is the government of the common man, but only after 24 hours, the common Chief Minister started using chartered planes to go to Delhi.