Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was on Monday welcomed with black flags as launched AAP’s election campaign in Punjab.
As Aam Aadmi Party’s convener was campaigning for AAP’s Sangrur candidate Bhagwant Mann, protesters shouted slogans for him to return back.
When asked that why they were black lashing AAP Leader, one of the protesters said,” In the last 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Kejriwal had “defamed” Punjab by calling it “a drug haven” and its youth are drug addicts.”
“Kejriwal had later apologised to ex-minister Bikram Singh Majithia for accusing him of involvement in the drug trade”, the protester added.
Bikram Singh Majithia was a Cabinet minister in the previous state government and is the brother-in-law of Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Badal, who was blamed by Kejriwal that he is involved in drug trades.
The protesters demanded that instead of tendering an apology to Majithia, he should have apologised to the people of Punjab for consistently and continuously defaming to them.
All constituencies in Punjab will go to polls in the seventh and final phase of the Lok Sabha Elections on May 19.