Bhagwant Mann, Punjab’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief resigned on Friday, saying his “fight against drug mafia and corruption will continue.”
Bhagwant Mann Resigned Tweeting “I am 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,”
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
Mann represents the Sangrur parliamentary constituency in the Lok Sabha remarks.
He was allotted the state party chief in May 2017.
Bhagwant’s resignation comes a day after AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal apologized to former Punjab minister Bikram Singh Majithia for alleging that he was involved in the “drug trade”.
#Visuals of Aam Aadmi Party MLAs meeting in Chandigarh. pic.twitter.com/tlZRGi0S0X
— ANI (@ANI) March 16, 2018
According to ANI, Khaira said, “All of us in Punjab are saddened to learn how Kejriwal Ji has gone to apologise to Majithia when state govt’s STF has submitted in High Court that there is strong clinching evidence against him. AAP MLAs with gather & take stock of the situation,”
Majithia had filed a defamation case against Kejriwal and others following the allegation made during campaigning in the Punjab Assembly elections.
Following Arvind Kejriwal’s apology, Majithia said he would now “withdraw the defamation case”.