The Congress MP from Karnal, Arvind Sharma, on Friday urged the central leadership to take a disciplinary action against Gannaur legislator and Vidhan Sabha speaker Kuldeep Sharma.
In a written statement issued by the media adviser of the local MP on Friday evening, the MP charged Kuldeep Sharma with tarnishing his (Arvind Sharma's) image.
At a press conference held in Chandigarh on Thursday, Kuldeep had accused 'a Congress MP' and the Opposition of tarnishing his image by associating him (Kuldeep) with the 'missing' naib tehsildar case. Kuldeep, however, didn't name the MP.
Arvind Sharma, who was in New Delhi to attend the All-India Congress Committee (AICC) session on Friday, said that he had met the family of the 'missing' naib tehsildar, Anand Rawal, with the sole aim to help them.
"The allegation levelled by the speaker that I tried to defame him is malicious. Rawal's father had openly accused Kuldeep of harassing the family and his son. The family held several protests in Karnal and Yamunanagar," reads the statement.
Arvind said that he was never involved in any criminal case in the past and it was due to his clean image that the party fielded him twice from Karnal parliamentary segment.
"I will meet the central leadership against the unhealthy public behaviour of Kuldeep. I strongly demand a disciplinary action against Kuldeep Sharma for defaming a senior party leader," he said.
Terming Kuldeep as 'politically selfish' person, Arvind said that Kuldeep had been expelled from the Congress for anti-party activities in the past.
"Kuldeep wants to establish himself politically in Karnal but since the central party leadership has always shown faith in my leadership, Kuldeep is nursing ill feelings against me. He has failed to maintain dignity of the constitutional post of speaker by making false and fabricated charges against me," said the MP.