AAP’s Punjab women’s wing chief Baljinder Kaur Tuesday filed a complaint with the state women commission against party’s Delhi MLA Devinder Sehrawat, alleging he was “defaming” the women in the state. This comes a day after Sehrawat wrote a letter to AAP national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, alleging that women were being exploited in return for tickets to fight Punjab Assembly polls due next year.
A delegation led by Kaur, who is also AAP’s candidate from Talwandi Sabo, met chief of Punjab Women Commission Paramjit Kaur Landra and filed a formal complaint against the Delhi legislator. Kaur said she was hurt after reading Sehrawat’s letter which “was an attempt at defaming the women of Punjab”.
The reports published in different newspapers and broadcast on TV news channels have multiplied the “act of defamation” by Sehrawat, she said. “Sehrawat made an attempt to deliberately undermine the image of women by accusing honest and dedicated AAP leaders without any evidence,” Kaur said and demanded strict legal action against the Delhi MLA.
“Col Sehrawat has a history of criticising AAP leaders on one pretext or another. Party reposed faith in him but he has never been loyal to it,” she alleged. Sehrawat should either furnish evidence to support his allegation or stop defaming the women of Punjab, Kaur added.