Senior Congress leader and former Punjab finance minister Lal Singh on Tuesday reiterated that Aam Aadmi Party candidate Harjit Singh Adaltiwala had “grabbed a shamlat land” in his native village.
Singh challenged Adalatiwala to move the court to prove the allegation wrong.
Adalatiwala and other AAP leaders had asked Lal to furnish documents to buttress his claim.
“I dare Adalatiwala and AAP leadership to file a defamation case, only then I will furnish the evidence and other details against him,” said Lal.
Responding to the AAP statement that the party will withdraw candidature of Adalatiwal in case allegation is proved, Lal remarked: “They have realised that they don’t stand anywhere in Patiala and are bound to lose deposit, and thus they are trying to wriggle out of the situation, but I won’t let them.”
He said he wanted the AAP to be in the fray so that it could realise that where did it stand after forfeiting the deposit. “Once they lose their deposit, only then I will furnish the evidences. As of now, I cannot let them avoid elections,” he asserted.
Meanwhile, Adalatiwala refuted the allegations, terming these a cheap political stunt practised by his opponents for petty gain.