New Delhi: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal has levelled allegations against Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann and asked him to clarify media reports of him being deplaned from a flight for being intoxicated.
Badal in a tweet claimed that “Disturbing media reports quoting co-passengers say Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann was deplaned from a Lufthansa flight as he was too drunk to walk. And it led to a 4-hour flight delay. He missed AAP’s national convention. These reports have embarrassed and shamed Punjabis all over the globe,”.
Disturbing media reports quoting co-passengers say Pb CM @BhagwantMann was deplaned from Lufthansa flight as he was too drunk to walk. And it led to a 4-hour flight delay. He missed AAP's national convention. These reports have embarrassed & shamed Punjabis all over the globe.1/2 pic.twitter.com/QxFN44IFAE
— Sukhbir Singh Badal (@officeofssbadal) September 19, 2022
He further sought clarification from the state government over the incident and slammed them for maintaining silence. Badal further added that “Shockingly, Punjab government is mum over these reports involving their CM Bhagwant Mann, Arvind Kejriwal needs to come clean on this issue. The government of India must step in as this involves Punjabi and national pride. If he was deplaned, the government of India must raise the issue with its German counterpart,”.
According to reports, AAP spokesperson Malvinder Singh Kang said that political opponents are playing “dirty tricks to defame CM.” He further added that Bhagwant Mann is returning to India as per schedule.