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Bhagwant Mann welcome to any rehab centre in Punjab, says Sukhbir

This comes in reaction to at least three Lok Sabha MPs having asked the House speaker to send Mann, allegedly an alcoholic, to rehab as he is said to have attended the proceedings in a drunken state. He is also under the weather for shooting a Facebook live video of his journey from home in Delhi to Parliament, which is being probed by a House panel after allegations of security compromise.

punjab Updated: Aug 03, 2016 19:51 IST
Gaurav Sagar Bhaskar
Bhagwant Mann, AAP’s Sangrur MP, and Punjab deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal.
Bhagwant Mann, AAP’s Sangrur MP, and Punjab deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal.(HT File Photos)

The Punjab government is ready to admit Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Bhagwant Mann in any of the rehabilitation and de-addiction centers in the state. This was declared by deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on the final day of his two-day long sangat darshan (public meet) programme in his assembly segment Jalalabad, 50km from here, in Fazilka district on Wednesday.

This comes in reaction to at least three Lok Sabha MPs having asked the House speaker to send Mann, allegedly an alcoholic, to rehab as he is said to have attended the proceedings in a drunken state. He is also under the weather for shooting a Facebook live video of his journey from home in Delhi to Parliament, which is being probed by a House panel after allegations of security compromise.

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On SYL, lambasts Cong

Sukhbir also called it  “laughable” that Congress is calling for an all-party meeting on the issue of Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal. “Congress’ negative and discriminatory brand of politics lies at the bottom of the issue, and it has a history replete with examples of step-motherly treatment to Punjab,” he said. He said that it must not be forgotten that Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh “welcomed” the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1982 when she laid the foundation stone of SYL that was envisaged to share river water with Haryana.