Politics of Punjab is increasingly turning into a high-stake game as the state heads towards the crucial assembly elections, scheduled for next year.
In the latest development, the Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh, who was on Monday granted bail in the defamation case filed by Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia, reiterated that his party will send him to jail if it formed the government in the state.
The Ludhiana court of judicial magistrate Bikramdeep Singh ordered that he cannot leave the country without the court’s permission.
Before appearing in the court Singh had told jantakareporter.com, “I will say it a thousand times that he (Majithia) is smuggling drugs in Punjab.”
After being granted bail, he said, “AAP will send Majithia to jail once it comes to power.”
Singh, who is also the in-charge of Punjab affairs for AAP, added, “Obviously Punjab police can’t take action against Majithia since he is a cabinet minister in the Akali-BJP government. He’s also a close relative of (deputy chief minister) Sukhbir Badal? The central government too will not take action against him because the BJP is in alliance with with the Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab.”
Majithia, for his part, said, “Sanjay issued a number of statements claiming he was ready to go to jail on the issue. However, when the time came to keep his promise he chose to act like a coward and retract on his stand. He moved a bail application proving he is a rank opportunist and master of double speak.”