Will write to weekly over Kejriwal’s portrayal as ‘Nihang’: Chhotepur

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Jul 14, 2016 20:10 IST
Aam Aadmi Party Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur addressing media persons in Amritsar on Thursday. (Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo)

The Punjab convener of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Sucha Singh Chhotepur, has condemned the portrayal of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal as ‘Nihang’ on its cover by a weekly magazine.

Talking to reporters in Amritsar, Chhotepur said, “Kejriwal is not at fault. I also appeal to the Nihang community not to blame or criticise our leader for this. How are we responsible?” he said.

He said Kejriwal was as much hurt.

Lashing out at the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), he said, “The Sikh body should not issue statements to please Akali Dal or it will lose whatever reputation left.”

He confirmed that Kejriwal will Darbar Sahib to perform sewa. “The AAP convener is coming with humility to pay obeisance and perform sewa. If there is need for an apology, it will be rendered to the Guru and sangat, not an individual.”

Chhotepur said Badals were raking up non-issues to malign the image of AAP.

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