Chandigarh- Former minister and senior Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Bikram Singh Majithia at this time demanded establishment of a free and truthful unbiased probe into the intense allegations of ethical turpitude and corruption leveled towards Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann by an in depth buddy and Non Resident Indian (NRI) from Canada.

In a press release right here, Mr Bikram Majithia mentioned “a former close friend of the chief minister – Jagmandeep Singh has recounted the latter’s visit to Canada when he was part of the People’s Party of Punjab (PPP) during the course of which the NRI claimed Mr Bhagwant Mann had indulged in wanton drinking sessions, acts of moral turpitude and collected unaccounted for money from the NRI community”.

Mr Majithia mentioned it was shocking that neither the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) nor the chief minister had reacted to the allegations until now. “Such issues cannot be swept under the carpet as Punjab has seen in the case of moral misconduct charges against Lalchand Kataruchak and others. Anyone accused of moral turpitude should be probed, including the chief minister. It is incumbent on the chief minister to present his account of the allegations made against him as he is a public person. Accordingly he should give his assent to an independent probe into the entire matter”.

Asserting that the allegations made by the NRI needs to be put to check, Mr Majithia mentioned “the NRI has agreed to join an appropriate probe and is willing to present proofs, including video films, to the probing agency. A via media should be found to record the testimony of the NRI as well as conduct forensic examination of all the incriminating evidence in the possession of the NRI”. He mentioned due coordination may be undertaken with the Canadian authorities to finish this course of in a easy method.

Asking the chief minister to not are available the way in which of a free and truthful probe into your complete incident, Mr Majithia mentioned “you cannot wish away the allegations made against you by resorting to false bravado. Only an independent probe can bring out the truth and you should not run away from this probe”.

Mr Majithia mentioned a few of the allegations made by NRI Jagmandeep, notably the chief minister’s consuming habits and wayward habits, have been in consonance with the habits exhibited by Mr Bhagwant Mann in the course of the previous a number of years. He mentioned the chief minister had introduced himself in an inebriated situation within the presence of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji on a specific event in addition to at Takth Damdama Sahib. “It is known that he swore an oath on his mother that he would stop liquor consumption at a public function at the instance of AAP Convener Arvind Kejriwal during the run up to the 2022 assembly elections. However when he became chief minister, he was de-planed from Frankfurt as he was found to be in an inebriated condition and unfit to travel”.

Mr Majithia mentioned all these info, which have been already in public area, necessitated the necessity for a rigorous probe into the allegations made by NRI Jagmandeep.

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