Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national spokesperson Sanjay Singh appeared in the court here on Monday in connection with the defamation suit filed by Punjab cabinet minister Bikram Singh Majithia. The court granted him bail on the condition of furnishing a personal bond of Rs 50,000.
Before appearing in the court, Sanjay said: “Majithia has filed a defamation case against me for calling him a drug lord, but I am not afraid of it and I stand by my words. I will say it a thousand times that he is smuggling drugs in Punjab.”
Sanjay said no court summons had been served on him, but he came to know about the hearing through the media and appeared himself as a mark of respect for the judicial system.
The next hearing of the case is on February 20. Majithia did not make an appearance in the court on Monday.
The AAP leader further said: “How can the Punjab Police take action against Majithia since he is a cabinet minister in the Akali-BJP government and a close relative of deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal? It was obvious that the police would give him the clean chit. As the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) is an alliance partner of the NDA government, the Centre is also reluctant to take action against him.”
Confident about an AAP win in the 2017 assembly elections, Sanjay announced that after coming to power in Punjab, the party would put Majithia behind bars.
Sucha Singh Chhotepur, state AAP convener, who was also present in the court, said Majithia had targeted Sanjay because he belonged to another state. He dared the minister to file a defamation case against AAP’s Punjab leaders.