Chandigarh: In a controversy stoked by a remark hinting at a legislator’s purported addiction to alcohol, Congress leader and former chief minister of Punjab Captain Amrinder Singh has alleged that comedian-turned-AAP MP Bhagwant Mann comes to parliament drunk.
“Representatives like Bhagwant Mann are maligning the image of Punjab,” alleged Amrinder Singh.
This is not the first time that Bhagwant Mann has been slammed for his alleged alcohol addition. Expelled Aam Aadmi Party leader Yogendra Yadav had also claimed that Mann is an alcoholic and had entered a Lok Sabha session while he was drunk.
“I discovered it first in July 2014 when AAP had a meeting of all its Lok Sabha candidates. Mann was sitting next to me and was smelling of alcohol,” Yadav had earlier said.
Before joining AAP, Bhagwant Mann was a member of People's Party of Punjab (PPP) headed by Manpreet Badal.
In March 2014, Mann resigned from PPP to join AAP on the eve of the General Elections.