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Balkar's men storm into AAP's press conference

The tussle between Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Independent candidate in the byelection Balkar Sidhu has been taking a turn for the worse every day.

punjab Updated: Aug 12, 2014 21:05 IST
HT Correspondent

The tussle between Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Independent candidate in the byelection Balkar Sidhu has been taking a turn for the worse every day.

A few supporters of Balkar Sidhu, allegedly led by his mother, forced their entry into the AAP's press conference called at Talwandi Sabo to 'expose' him on Tuesday. Balkar was first given the AAP ticket from Talwandi Sabo.

Police had to be called in to control the situation.

AAP leader Jarnail Singh had planned to introduce a person named Harbans Singh Phulla as a witness to establish the truth of the alleged human trafficking racket in which Balkar had taken a girl from his Phulla village to Toronto in Canada as a dancer.

Balkar's ticket was cancelled by AAP following the allegations that Balkar was responsible for the harassment faced by the girl in Canada as she was allegedly forced to work there as a domestic help at the house of some relatives of Balkar.

Harbans Singh is also the resident of Phulla village and he claimed to be the witness of the racket.

However, Balkar sent some of his men to the press conference to disturb its agenda as they accused Jarnail Singh of defaming Balkar for personal gains.

Earlier, Balkar had held a press conference had accused AAP candidate Baljinder Kaur of making dual vote with alleged intention of grabbing 3-acre land of a dead man in her village.

Balkar was promoted by Faridkot MP Sadhu Singh and Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann. Both had unsuccessfully persuaded him to withdraw from the contest as Independent.