3 AAP members injured after Akali workers allegedly fire at them in Punjab


There are reports of violent clashes involving supporters of Shiromani Akali Dal and Aam Aadmi Party in Punjab Bathinda district.

According to India Today, Akali Dal workers allegedly fired at AAP supporters leaving at least three of them injured.

AAP members Bathinda

Some reports suggested that three people had been arrested in connection with the incident.

Punjab goes to polls on 4 February with AAP and Congress vying to dislodge the ruling Akali-BJP combine government.

This comes only a day after Delhi deputy chief minister, Manish Sisodia, had asked voters in Mohali that they should assume Arvind Kejriwal as the next chief minister of Punjab when they go to vote in the polls.

Addressing a rally in Punjab’s Mohali, Sisodia had said, “This brother was just asking me who will become Punjab’s chief minister (should Aam Aadmi Party win the election). Let me tell you one thing. You must vote thinking Arvind Kejriwal will become Punjab’s chief minister.”

He added, “Ye samajh ke vote do ki aap Arvind Kejriwal ko vote de rahe ho. Aapka vote Kejriwal ke naam pe hai.”

Later, speaking to media, Sisodia defended his comments but added that the new chief minister will be elected by MLAs.

He said, ‘Let the time come. All I can tell you is that the new chief minister of Punjab will be an aam aadmi.”



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