'Private jet not an aam aadmi's ride'; SAD takes a dig at Punjab Congress as new CM, Sidhu fly to Delhi

Sidhu, Channi and his 2 deputies in Delhi to finalise new Punjab cabinet

'Private jet not an aam aadmi's ride'; SAD takes a dig at Punjab Congress as new CM, Sidhu fly to Delhi

Photo tweeted by Navjot Singh Sidhu.

Tribune Web Desk

Chandigarh, September 21

Even before PPCC chief Navjot Sidhu, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Channi and one of his deputies landed in New Delhi, the SAD was quick to take a jibe at the Congress leaders for taking a private jet to meet the Congress high command.

Also read: 'I am aam aadmi..this is aam aadmi sarkar': Punjab CM Charanjit Channi's swipe at AAP

Channi, along with his two deputies and Sidhu, has gone to Delhi to meet senior Congress leaders. On agenda is the implementation of the 18-point agenda and discussion on the new cabinet.

Former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh's media advisor Raveen Thukral took a dig at the new chief minister.

"Wow….what a ‘gareeban di sarkar’! A 16-seater Learjet to ferry 4 people when a 5-seater official chopper was available. I’m now beginning to feel I sleepwalked through the last 4 & a half years, believing Punjab to be in a fiscal mess. My bad!," he tweeted. 

Before leaving for Delhi by air, Sidhu tweeted a picture. He wrote: “In line of duty !!”

The SAD was quick to react, saying: “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?”

“I am aam aadmi..this is aam aadmi sarkar,” Channi had said in his first media address after taking over as chief minister.

Tribune Shorts

Top Stories

Targeted killings: Two non-locals from Bihar, UP shot dead by militants in Kashmir

Targeted killings: Two non-locals from Bihar, UP shot dead by militants in Kashmir

Arvind Kumar, a resident of Bihar, killed in Srinagar, while...

Two more soldiers killed in action along LoC

Two more soldiers killed in action along LoC

Total nine Army personnel killed within a week

Election for Congress chief to be concluded by September 2022

Election for Congress chief to be concluded by September 2022

Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Ashok Geh...

Singhu border lynching: Three more arrested; victim’s family demands high-level probe

Singhu border lynching: Three more arrested; victim’s family demands high-level probe

Police say the first accused, who was arrested on Friday, ha...

LeT commander Umar Khandey among two militants killed in encounter in J-K’s Pulwama

LeT commander Umar Khandey among two militants killed in encounter in J-K’s Pulwama

Khandey was allegedly involved in the killing of two policem...

Cities

View All