Bhagwant Mann quits as Punjab AAP chief. Is this a Right Decision ?
Chandigarh : A day after Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal apologised to former Punjab minister Bikram Singh Majithia for alleging that the latter was involved in drug trade, Punjab’s top leader Bhagwant Mann resigned from the state president's post.
Mann said that his "fight against drug mafia and corruption will continue".
"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' (common man) of Punjab," Mann tweeted.
Mann represents the Sangrur parliamentary constituency in the Lok Sabha.
He was appointed the state party chief in May 2017.
Majithia had filed a defamation case against Kejriwal and others following the allegation made during campaigning in the Punjab Assembly elections.
Leader of Opposition Sukhpal Singh Khaira said, “All of us in Punjab are not very happy with Kejriwal ji apologise to Majithia. Strong evidences against Majithia have been submitted by the Special Task Force (STF) of the state government in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. We MLAs are going to discuss the issue.”
Over-confidence, failure to read SP-BSP tie-up did us in : Yogi Adityanath; He is right or Wrong ?
LUCKNOW: A day after losing the two crucial by-elections in Gorakhpur and Phulpur, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday called the result “unprecedented” and said “both workers and party supporters got complacent as it was a ‘Yogi seat”.
Speaking on the electoral drubbing, at a Town Hall organised by The Times of India here on Thursday, Yogi said: “I was five-time MP from Gorakhpur and before me, my guruji (Mahant Avaidyanath) was the MP for four terms. Nobody thought we would lose this seat, and therefore, didn’t put in the required effort.”
BJP lost bypolls in Gorakhpur and Phulpur, which were vacated by the CM and deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, respectively. The results were declared on Wednesday.
Yogi questioned the Opposition for its silence on EVMs. “As soon as voting started on Sunday, SP and BSP accused BJP of tampering with EVMs. They should have known that BJP would not misuse power and would work ethically. I would like to ask BSP and SP to explain this result. Why are they silent now?” the CM asked.
Elaborating on the reasons for the BJP’s “unprecedented loss” in the two “prestigious and safe” seats, Yogi said that over-confidence had done the party in.
“Whenever I went to any poll rally, I was told that we are winning. I would tell them that every election should be taken seriously and we should not be complacent. However, this is not the first time that this has happened,” said Yogi.
“We failed to read the SP-BSP alliance and didn’t get into the kind of micromanagement that was needed,” he said.