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Bikram Majithia apology row: Arvind Kejriwal has 'murdered' AAP in Punjab, says Navjot Singh Sidhu

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 16 March 2018, 17:04 IST

Arvind Kejriwal tendered his apology to Bikram Majithia for having leveled 'unfound' allegations related to involvement in drugs trade against Shiromani Akali Dal leader. AAP chief 'apology' has raised a new political crisis in the party. Recently, Punjab's Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu stated that Kejriwal has murdered AAP in Punjab.

On Thursday, the Delhi CM and AAP chief apologized to SAD leader Bikram Majithia for accusing him of being allegedly involved in the drug trade in the state, saying he had learned that his allegations were unfounded.

Also read: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal apologises to SAD; Punjab AAP leader calls it 'Meek Surrender'

"Today AAP has been murdered in Punjab by Kejriwal," Mr. Sidhu told reporters in Chandigarh.

Taking a dig at the Delhi CM Sidhu said, “Mr. Kejriwal has betrayed the people. How will AAP leaders now speak against drugs when their own leader has "meekly surrendered",

Kejriwal's apology has also led differences within his party leaders and MLA's in Punjab, who were stunned by the Kejriwal's move and were 'disappointed' as he had not disclosed his move to the leaders.

Hitting out at Kejriwal, Sidhu said, "Man like coward Kejriwal dies every day for fifty times. But a brave man dies only once in life."

“This is a psychological death of the party. Kejriwal has decimated the AAP in Punjab,” Mr. Sidhu claimed.

"Initially, he tried to run the party (in Punjab) from Delhi through remote control. Today, he is a helpless gambler," he alleged.

"His statement finishes the existence of AAP in Punjab. It is as if their existence has been wiped out today. Why? Because he was the man who used to say he will get Majithia arrested...," the Punjab Tourism minister said.

A day after Delhi CM and AAP chief apologize to SAD leader Bikram Majithia, Aam Aadmi Party's Punjab chief Bhagwant Mann resigned on Friday.

Bhagwant Mann tweeted, 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.

Even the AAP's Punjab unit, whose leaders rejected the apology calling it a 'meek surrender.'

Also read: AAP Punjab chief Bhagwant Mann resigns after Arvind Kejriwal apology to SAD leader Bikram Majithia

First published: 16 March 2018, 17:04 IST