Row erupts after purported old video shows Punjab minister Laljit Bhullar with Deep Sidhu at Red Fort 'Nishan Sahib' hoisting : The Tribune India

Row erupts after purported old video shows Punjab minister Laljit Bhullar with Deep Sidhu at Red Fort 'Nishan Sahib' hoisting

Punjab Congress leaders seek clarification from AAP leadership

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 9

A purported old video of Punjab’s Transport Minister Laljit Singh Bhullar, who is seen with late actor-turned-activist Deep Sidhu at the hoisting of ‘Nishan Sahib’ at Red Fort on January 26, 2021, has generated controversy in political circles, with Punjab Congress leaders seeking clarification from AAP leadership.

Late on Monday evening, the All India Kisan Congress chairman MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira and later former Deputy CM Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa took to Twitter, sharing the video of Bhullar along with Deep Sidhu at the time of violence at Red Fort.

Khaira sought clarification from AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann on presence of Laljit Bhullar at the hoisting of ‘Nishan sahib’ along with Deep Sidhu. “If you call them anti-national and then how have you kept Bhullar as minister in your cabinet. I am subject to correction! ”.

Deep Sidhu (left) and Laljit Singh Bhullar seen in this video grab.

Sukhjinder Randhawa said, “Arvind Kejriwal and AAP duplicity is clear. MP Raghav Chadha is calling Deep Sidhu an anti-national. But your minister was also present with Deep Sidhu. Public wants to know your stand.”

Deep Sidhu, who was named as one of the main instigators of the Red Fort violence on Republic Day, was arrested last year for his alleged role in instigating violence there during the farmers’ tractor rally.

Lajit Bhullar did not respond to calls despite repeated attempts. Clarifying on the issue, AAP spokesman Malwinder Singh Kang said AAP had supported the farmers’ agitation, but has never been part of any anti-national activity. It is wrong to associate Bhullar with Deep Sidhu, as hundreds of persons were present there.

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