MLAs Baljin­der, Ruby skip AAP MP Bhag­want’s ral­lies in Bathinda

Hindustan Times (Patiala) - - Punjab -

BATHINDA: Amid the com­pe­ti­tion for show of strength be­tween AAP MP Bhag­want Mann and party dis­si­dent MLA Sukh­pal Khaira, two staunch sup­porter MLAs of the former — Baljin­der Kaur and Rupin­der Kaur Ruby — were miss­ing from his two pub­lic meet­ings in Bathinda on Satur­day.

In the face of Khaira flanked by four MLAs from the 'Malwa' re­gion at the Malout rally, Mann was the only elected rep­re­sen­ta­tive at his two pub­lic meet­ings at Sibia and Tung­wali vil­lages in the vicin­ity of Bathinda city.

Both Ruby, an MLA from Bathinda Ru­ral and Baljin­der, who rep­re­sents Tal­wandi Sabo, were ab­sent from Mann’s meet­ings. Ruby said she had "a fam­ily func­tion at home".

Baljin­der said she had to at­tend a wed­ding, be­sides she was bust with her "hec­tic cam­paign sched­ule" for zila par­ishad elec­tions.

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