Arvind Kejriwal, Bhagwant Mann, Lok Sabha Elections 2024, Punjab
Picture Supply : PTI Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann with Arvind Kejriwal

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has arrived at an “understanding” with Union Dwelling Minister Amit Shah to separate the Aam Aadmi Occasion right into a separate state unit after the conclusion of the continuing Lok Sabha Elections, like Eknath Shinde did to Uddhav Thackeray’s Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal claimed on Saturday (Might 11). His remarks got here whereas addressing rallies at Sunam and Dhuri for the Shiromani Akali Dal’s (SAD) Sangrur candidate Iqbal Singh Jhundan.

“Bhagwant Mann has compromised with the BJP as he felt he would even be arrested like his boss (Arvind) Kejriwal as a result of he had additionally perpetrated the identical liquor rip-off as accomplished by AAP in Delhi. This understanding has saved him from arrest,” Badal alleged.

Shinde had rebelled in opposition to Uddhav Thackeray together with the MLAs supporting him in 2022 and toppled the Maharashtra authorities. He later turned the chief minister in alliance with the BJP.

The Election Fee of India has since recognised the Shinde faction as formally representing the Shiv Sena whereas the Thackeray-led faction has been utilizing the Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) identify. The Shiromani Akali Dal chief additionally stated that no Delhi-based occasion will be trusted with votes in Punjab.

Mann opened channels with BJP and Congress: Badal

“Bhagwant Mann has opened channels with each the BJP and the Congress to hedge his wager. Whereas he has a casual understanding with the BJP, he has additionally aligned with the Congress in Punjab and is placing up a pleasant battle in most constituencies,” Badal stated.

He cited how AAP is contesting in opposition to the Congress in Punjab however Mann has been campaigning for the grand outdated occasion in Chandigarh and Haryana. AAP and the Congress are constituents of the opposition INDIA bloc. Whereas the 2 events are contesting the Lok Sabha elections independently in Punjab, they’ve an alliance in Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana and Chandigarh.

(With PTI inputs)

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