Aam Aadmi Party MLA Bhagwant Mann resigned from the post of Punjab chief of AAP. Mr Mann declared it on today at 10:30 am. Struggling to contain the fallout of Delhi chief minister and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal’s unconditional apology to former Punjab minister and Shiromani Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia, the Punjab unit of the Aam Aadmi Party will discuss the issue and its ramifications on Friday.
Drug abuse is an important issue in the high-octane Punjab Assembly elections last year, and firstly Kejriwal accused Majithia and then a minister in the state government, of being involved in the narcotics trade. On the previous night, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said to Mann,”Because of my allegations made against you at various political rallies, TV programmes, print, public meetings, electronic and social media, you filed a defamation case against me in the Amritsar court. I, depart all my statements and allegations which I made against you and apologise for the same,”.
Bhagwant Mann is an MP of Aam Aadmi Party from Sangrur seat; he is also a Punjabi comedian. After resigning from the AAP Chief from Punjab he wrote on his twitter,“I m resigning as a president of AAP Punjab …but my fight against drug mafia and all kind of corruption in Punjab will continue as an “Aam Aadmi “ of Punjab,“. Now a question is rising; he is going to join BJP or Akali Dal?
ਮੈਂ ਆਮ ਆਦਮੀ ਪਾਰਟੀ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਦੀ ਪ੍ਰਧਾਨਗੀ ਦੇ ਅਹੁਦੇ ਤੋਂ ਅਸਤੀਫ਼ਾ ਦੇ ਰਿਹਾ ਹਾਂ ..
I m resigning as a president of AAP Punjab …but my fight against drug mafia and all kind of corruption in Punjab will continue as an “Aam Aadmi “ of Punjab
— Bhagwant Mann (@BhagwantMann) March 16, 2018
AAP co-president Aman Arora said he is shocked and disheartened at the apology tendered by Kejriwal. “I still believe drugs would not have taken so many young lives had the previous SAD-BJP government not patronised the drug mafia. Our fight against drugs will continue further. However, we are not aware of what the decision process of the party leadership in Delhi was on this issue,” he said.