AAP MP Raghav Chadha has said that the law and order situation has, in fact, witnessed a "significant improvement" in Punjab after his party came to power in the border state.
AAP leader Chadha reacted to Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh's statement that the Aam Aadmi Party-led Punjab government had failed to maintain law and order in the state.
"I think that Rajnath Singh has received the wrong information about Punjab. In Punjab the law and order situation has improved under the AAP-Bhagwant Mann government," news agency PTI quoted Chadha as having said.
"The law and order situation in Punjab is way better compared to the last few decades," he was quoted as having said.
Chadha also reminded the Union Minister about violence in Manipur, a BJP-ruled state, the report said.
"I request Defence Minister to see that Manipur is burning, lakhs of people are homeless, and thousands are dead. So take responsibility for it (violence) first before pointing out other states," Chadha said, as per the report.
He also said that the "crime graph" in the national capital is on the rise, referring to the recent killings in Delhi, the report said.
"In Delhi, Law and Order and police come under the jurisdiction of the Centre government. Every day murder, rape and robbery occur here. The crime graph is increasing in Delhi," he added, as per the report.
"The Punjab government failed to maintain law and order. Taking the initiative to manage the law and order is the prime task of the government but this government failed," Rajnath Singh said, the report mentioned.
"The law and order situation, in both Delhi and Manipur, which comes under the jurisdiction of the BJP, is in a bad condition," Chadha said, as per the report.