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Controversial student leader Virk joins AAP

Gandhi Group Students Union (GGSU) joined hands with Aam Aadmi Party in the presence of AAP, MP, Bhagwant Mann and Gurpeet Ghuggi, here on Saturday.

punjab Updated: Jul 24, 2016 16:08 IST
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Controversial student leader,Gandhi Group Students Union,GGSU
AAP leader Gurpreet Ghuggi (left) welcoming Harman Singh Virk (second from right) to the party in Patiala on Saturday. (Bharat Bhushan/HT)

Gandhi Group Students Union (GGSU) joined hands with Aam Aadmi Party in the presence of AAP, MP, Bhagwant Mann and Gurpeet Ghuggi, here on Saturday.

GGSU president Harman Singh Virk along with Arman Cheema and Manjinder Buttar joined Chattra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS), AAP’s student wing.

Once GGSU president now turned AAP youth, Harman Virk, had faced criminal cases during Panjab University student elections two years ago and now seeks party ticket from Samana.

“The wave of AAP is influencing youth so we decided to join the party. Despite I was not directly associated with any political party earlier, I wish to contest for assembly seat from Samana if party allows,’’ Virk said, while talking to HT.

On criminal cases, he said, “When I participated in PU elections under the banner of GGSU; I had to face criminal cases but now all is well,” Virk added.

Gurpreet Ghuggi, AAP leader, said, “The SAD-BJP government ruined Punjab and its youth. Earlier, it was said that young boys are drug addict but now girls have started taking drugs in the state. The first drug rehabilitation centre for women in Amritsar has witnessed this misfortune. But AAP is only hope for Punjab which will give right direction to our youth and today thousand youngsters have decided to be a part of AAP”.

Taking a dig on Prime Minister, Narandra Modi, he said, “Modi ji was neither seen in DU during his studies nor had been watched selling tea by anybody.’’

He also took a pot shot at former HRD minister Smriti Irani and said now she has got the ministry (textiles) she deserved.

Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann said, “Both, Congress and SAD-BJP, have been ruling in Punjab for decades and people are suffering with poverty, unemployment. But now God has sent Arvind Kejriwal to protect the public from this two party cycle.’’

Speaking on Parliament video, Mann said, “I just tried to show how MPs did not get a chance to address in Parliament due to lottery system.’’

AAP MP also denied the allegation of his party MP Harinder Singh Khalsa, who accused Mann that he comes to the Parliament in a drunken state.

Mann, said, “Khalsa has been sitting with me for two and half years, but only now he is leveling charge. Actually he has been roped in by SAD. I never did such offence, even I am ready for dope test,” he added.

First Published: Jul 24, 2016 16:07 IST