Activists of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Thursday burnt an effigy of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Bhagwant Mann for allegedly entering a religious function under the influence of liquor.
“The Sangrur MP’s act was unethical and disrespectful towards Sikh holy book Guru Granth Sahib,” said chairman of Punjab Khadi Board Rajwant Singh, who led the protest.
The protesters also demanded action against Mann for allegedly attending a religious ‘bhog’ (post death ritual) of two Sikh youths killed in police firing during anti-desecration protests in Faridkot in an inebriated state. Mann, in a post on Facebook, on Wednesday rejected the claim that he was drunk and alleged that he was pushed out of the venue by some people.
The AAP have given a clean chit to Mann claiming that it was a ploy by some political outfits to damage the image of the MP.