Accusing rebel People's Party of Punjab (PPP) leader Arunjot Singh Sodhi of undermining the dignity of martyrs by trying to sell their names, nephew of martyr Bhagat Singh, Abhay Singh Sandhu has expressed solidarity with People's Party of Punjab chief Manpreet Badal.
"The release of a CD carrying a conversation of Sodhi and PPP leader Jagdeep Singh, exposed Sodhi's dirty politics and an attempt to take political mileage by claiming my support to him, which has never been there," Sandhu told Hindustan Times.
He said Sodhi's attempts to call a general body meeting of PPP were irrelevant as only party chief Manpreet could call such a meeting.
"Sodhi tried to misuse the sacrifices of freedom fighters," he said.
When contacted, Sodhi blamed Manpreet Badal of publically harming the image of martyrs' families under a strategy to deviate the attention of the people from the main issue of making public the accounts of the money by the PPP.
Sodhi has challenged Manpreet to come to the Chandigarh Press Club and debate any issue relating to collection of party funds.
He also alleged that Manpreet should come clean on whether he had meet the chief minister Parkash Singh Badal after the formation of the government.
Sodhi claimed that he was witness to mettings between the CM and the Manpreet Badal. He said that Manpreet also met Rahul Gandhi and Parnab Mukherjee, before the latter became the president of India.
He claimed that Manpreet had damaged his image and he was in consultations with a lawyer and was contemplating filing a defamation suit.