Man, who had hurled shoe at CM, seen in MP Bhagwant Mann's SUV

  • Neeraj Mohan, Hindustan Times, Sangrur
  • Updated: Oct 06, 2014 23:20 IST

Vikram Singh, who had hurled a shoe at chief minister Parkash Singh Badal recently, was seen with Aam Aadmi Party MP from Sangrur Bhagwant Mann on Monday.

Accompanied by his wife, Vikram, a resident of of Dhanoula in Barnala district, was seen sitting in Mann's SUV outside a shopping mall here, where Bhagwant Mann had arrived for the promotion of his Punjabi movie.

When asked, Bikram refused to accept any relation with Mann saying, "I don't have any relationship with Bhagwant Mann, but I am impressed with the personality of party chief Arvind Kejriwal." Though, he refused ay elation with Mann, but his presence in Mann's SUV proved the allegation that Bikram was an AAP worker and he had hurled shoe on the chief minister allegedly on the direction of AAP leaders.

Bhagwant Mann said that the police were trying to register false cases against Vikram and his wife to punish them for the shoe incident. "So, Vikram approached me for help and being an MP of this region, it is my duty to help him."

He also accused the Punjab police of registering false cases against innocent people.

Bikram had hurled a shoe at chief minister Parkash Singh Badal in a village near Ludhiana during an Independence Day function.

Bhagwant Mann calls Badal anti-farmer

Aam Aadmi Party MP from Sangrur Bhagwant Mann has called Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal as anti-farmer saying that the present SAD-BJP government in Punjab has taken several decisions to ruin the farming community.

Talking to mediapersons here, Mann said that the sudden increase in the value-added tax (VAT) on diesel has hurt the farmers badly as they were already reeling under the lower prices of paddy.

"The anti-farmer decisions, taken by the state government, are the root cause of the rise in suicide by farmers in the state," he added.

About the Ludhiana killings, Mann said that Punjab DGP and influential leaders of the ruling party are behind the killings of innocent people. "The army will work as per the orders of the army chief," he added.

He said that he has received Rs 2.5 crore as MPLAD funds and this grant will be spent for the development of the region.

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