DW BUREAU / Chandigarh
Former Leader of Opposition in Punjab vidhan sabha and dissident Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Tuesday said that the allegations leveled by Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann were not only malicious and utterly false but he was appalled to see the cheap theatrics by an elected MP.
In a statement here, Khaira said since he was busy meeting the aggrieved victims of police brutality at the Rajindra Hospital Patiala on Tuesday, he has not been able to hear the full text of Mann’s press conference. He said that he always considered Bhagwant Mann as his younger brother but unfortunately the MP has failed to show restrain while attacking him below the belt without any facts, which shows that he is badly frustrated, dejected and depressed.
The dissident AAP MLA said he will consult his MLA and party colleagues Wednesday morning and rebut all the bogus charges leveled by Mann point by point, only if they approve of doing so. Because a random perusal of social media today has shown that a vast majority of Punjabi’s have totally debunked, trashed and rejected the despicable allegations of the Sangrur MP, he added.
Khaira said it is now abundantly clear that Mann has only acted as mouthpiece of the Congress, with whom the national leadership of the AAP has forged an alliance with. He said Mann should have the courage to publicly admit the secret deal between AAP and the Congress at the cost of Punjabi’s, who left no stone unturned in supporting Mann and the party whole heartedly.