Jagmeet Brar defends AAP, says ready for ‘healthy dialogue’ with it

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bathinda
  • Updated: Jul 10, 2016 11:59 IST
Expelled Congress leader Jagmeet Singh Brar addressing gathering in Bathinda on Saturday. (Sanjeev Kumar/HT Photo)


With the Shiromani Akali Dal and Congress cornering Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over the manifesto gaffe, expelled Congress leader Jagmeet Singh Brar on Saturday openly defended Arvind Kejriwal-led party and said it had not done anything wrong intentionally.

While pointing towards the possibility of joining hands with the rookie party before the 2017 assembly elections, the Lok Hit Abhiyan convener also announced that his outfit will contest the polls. Brar was in Bathinda for a coordination meeting of his outfit, covering various assembly segments of Malwa region.

Talking to HT, Brar said his outfit shares common views and agenda with AAP, and he is ready to have a bigger alliance with like-minded parties. “Since there is no offer from the other side, I am likely to have a healthy dialogue with its leaders before reaching any decision in near future,” he said.

Defending AAP, Brar said both SAD and Congress were targeting it over the youth manifesto issue to gain political mileage and to settle scores, and were unnecessarily projecting it as an anti-Sikh outfit.

“It was unintentional. Also, the party leaders have already apologised. Other political parties should accept their apology,” said Brar. Brar questioned if the SAD was really upset over the AAP manifesto issue, then why had its government not identified and arrested those responsible for the Bargari desecration incident. The political outfit demanded a central ordinance to stop auction of agricultural land improve the economic condition of farmers.

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