Khaira, Mann in war of words
Chandigarh, August 8
A day after Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann dared rebel AAP MLAs to resign and face elections after forming a new party, Sukhpal Khaira said they would not resign.
Addressing mediapersons here on Wednesday, Khaira said national convener Arvind Kejriwal and Punjab political affairs incharge Manish Sisodia were their leaders and it was up to them take action.
On Mann’s allegations that Khaira and Kharar MLA Kanwar Sandhu were “opportunists” and Sandhu sought the Leader of Opposition post, Khaira said the charges were baseless as no one-to-one meeting took place between Sandhu and national leaders. He said Mann should explain his political opportunism as AAP was his third party and he had been trying hard to join either Congress or other parties.
Row over audio tape
Meanwhile, Mann is in a controversy over an alleged phone conversation recorded before the Assembly elections last year. He is allegedly telling AAP volunteers to protest against HS Phoolka, who had got a ticket for his supporter. Mann said the volunteers had planned to disrupt Kejriwal’s rally and he was just trying to pacify them by saying they should instead go to Phoolka’s constituency.