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Asleazy sex scan­dal played out as Pun­jab read­ied it­self for the polls on Fe­bru­ary 4. Shi­ro­mani Akal Dal MP Sher Singh Ghubaya was al­legedly caught on tape in a com­pro­mis­ing po­si­tion with a woman. The man he holds re­spon­si­ble is his own Deputy CM, Sukhbir Singh Badal. Ghubaya claims Sukhbir’s hand­i­work is an act of ‘po­lit­i­cal as­sas­si­na­tion’. And he made that sen­sa­tional claim along­side Ravneet Bittu, the Con­gress nom­i­nee chal­leng­ing Sukhbir in Jalal­abad, his home turf. “This [tape] is an af­front to the whole Rai Sikh com­mu­nity,” Bittu said, hop­ing to woo the 30,000 vot­ers who share Ghubaya’s back­ground. Could Ghubaya be ac­tively seek­ing ex­pul­sion from the SAD by chal­leng­ing Sukhbir so openly? Will the Badals oblige him? Cer­tainly the Con­gress is wait­ing in the wings to pick up the pieces.

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