Bhagwant Mann resigns as AAP Punjab chief day after Kejriwal apologises to Majithia


Bhagwant Mann resigned as the Aam Aadmi Party’s Punjab unit president on Friday, a day after Arvind Kejriwal’s apologised to former Akali Dal minister Bikram Majithia for levelling “unfounded allegations” of his involvement drug trade last year.
“I m resigning as a president of AAP Punjab …but my fight against drug mafia and all kind of corruption in Punjab will continue as an “Aam Aadmi “ of Punjab (sic),” Mann, who is the AAP’s member of Parliament from Sangrur, tweeted.
Kejriwal wrote to Majithia that he will withdraw all the statements and allegations made against him and also tendered an apology, saying the accusations were unfounded.
The AAP chief had accused Majithia, then a powerful minister in the state government, of being involved in narcotics trade while campaigning for the high-octane Punjab assembly elections last year when the AAP made drug abuse as a major issue in the polls.
Majithia announced that he has decided to withdraw the case against Kejriwal and another AAP leader Ashish Khaitan in the light of the apology.
Kejriwal’s apology drew flak from party’s Punjab unit leaders who described it a “meek surrender.”


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