El­derly man gifts bot­tle to Bhag­want Mann!

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - Htpunjab - Av­tar Singh

SANGRUR: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Sangrur MP Bhag­want Mann, who had been poked on his al­leged drink­ing habit, re­ceived a sur­prise gift — a bot­tle — from an el­derly man dur­ing a pub­lic meet­ing at Ret­garh vil­lage on Satur­day evening.

The bot­tle gifted by Gulzar Singh con­tained desi ghee. He ad­vised Mann to con­sume ghee to keep him­self fit for the up­com­ing Lok Sabha elec­tions.

Mann was hold­ing a vil­lagelevel meet­ing ahead of the party’s Bar­nala rally sched­uled on Jan­uary 20 where AAP con­vener and Delhi chief min­is­ter Arvind Ke­jri­wal will ad­dress the party work­ers.

“I just want to give a mes­sage that Pun­jabi youths should shun liquor and take to cow’s desi ghee. Mann is the man who can guide the youth and make them aware about the ill-ef­fects of liquor. Desi ghee will give him (Mann) strength to cam­paign for the Lok Sabha elec­tions,” said Gulzar.

Mann, who humbly ac­cepted the gift, claimed that the el­derly man has promised to sup­port him in the Lok Sabha elec­tions.

“The ges­ture of babaji shows that peo­ple love me. The gift proves that op­po­si­tion par­ties are just mak­ing false pro­pa­ganda to de­fame me,” said Mann.

In 2016, sus­pended mem­ber of AAP and MP Harinder Singh Khalsa had com­plained to Lok Sabha speaker Su­mi­tra Ma­ha­jan about Mann’s al­leged drink­ing habit. Khalsa wrote to the speaker, re­quest­ing her that his seat in the Lok Sabha be changed as Mann, who sits next to him, stinks of al­co­hol.

ALL SET FOR BAR­NALA RALLY

Mann said more than 60,000 work­ers from Sangrur and Faridkot con­stituen­cies will par­tic­i­pate in the Bar­nala rally.

LIS­TEN TO CON­GRESS LEG­IS­LA­TORS ON DRUGS IS­SUE: MANN TO CAPT

CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party leader Bhag­want Mann on Sun­day slammed chief min­is­ter Capt Amarinder Singh for turn­ing a deaf ear on the drug is­sue.

“The is­sue of po­lice and civil of­fi­cers shield­ing the liquor mafia raised by Zira MLA Kulbir Singh Zira is shock­ing. If the chief min­is­ter does not want to lis­ten to is­sues raised by the op­po­si­tion party, he must lend an ear to his party’s leg­is­la­tors,” Mann said in a state­ment.

The Sangrur Mem­ber Par­lia­ment (MP) said that be­fore Zira, an­other Con­gress MLA Sur­jeet Singh Dhi­man had raised the is­sue of drugs be­ing sold by in­flu­en­tial peo­ple dur­ing the present regime.

THE BOT­TLE GIFTED BY ONE GULZAR SINGH CON­TAINED DESI GHEE. THE OLD MAN TOLD MANN TO CON­SUME IT TO KEEP HIM­SELF FIT

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