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COMEDIAN TURNED POLITICIAN BHAGWANT MANN QUITS AS AAP'S PUNJAB CHIEF

By Siddharth Singh . 16th March 2018 07:30pm
COMEDIAN TURNED POLITICIAN BHAGWANT MANN QUITS AS AAP'S PUNJAB CHIEF

In a shock to Aam Aadmi Party today Punjab AAP chief Bhagwant Mann has just resigned from his state president's position. His decision comes after the party head and Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal issued an apology to former Akali minister Bikram Singh Majithia for accusing the latter of being involved in drug trade. However, Mann took to Twitter assuring that in spite of his resignation, he would continue to fight against corruption as an "Aam Aadmi of Punjab." "I am resigning as a president of AAP Punjab. But my fight against drug mafia and all kinds of corruption in Punjab will continue as an "Aam Aadmi" of Punjab," he tweeted. https://twitter.com/BhagwantMann/status/974514097369657344 Earlier, Kejriwal had accused Majithia of being allegedly involved in drug trade. Thereafter, Majithia reportedly filed a criminal defamation case in May 2016 against Kejriwal and AAP leaders Sanjay Singh and Ashish Khetan for falsely linking him to the drug trade and tarnishing his image. However, on Thursday, the AAP chief apologized in court for his "unfounded allegations" and announced the withdrawal of all his statements. He also submitted a copy of the apology letter to the court.

(ANI)