Will contest elections if AAP asks, says Jagmeet Singh Brar

Terming the controversies involving AAP leaders as a conspiracy hatched by SAD, Brar said AAP is a new party and SAD and Congress are trying to malign the image of its leaders by leveling false allegations.

By: Express News Service | Mohali | Published:September 13, 2016 5:41 am

FORMER CONGRESS leader Jagmeet Singh Brar said he is willing to contest the upcoming Punjab assembly elections if Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) gives him ticket. He, however, could not give a clear reply to a query whether he and his ‘Lokhit Abhiyan’ will accept Kejriwal as Chief Minister of Punjab if AAP wrests power in 2017.

Terming the controversies involving AAP leaders as a conspiracy hatched by Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), Brar said AAP is a new party and SAD and Congress are trying to malign the image of its leaders by leveling false allegations.

When asked that he was not given a chance to speak at an AAP rally held at Baghapurana, Brar said he is happy the AAP has accepted his suggestions for saving Punjab and it is not necessary that every one speaks.

“Kejriwal, who I have extended support, spoke about everything I wanted to say, so there is no problem if I do not get time to speak at a rally, we have many more rallies and we will speak whatever is in favour of Punjab and its people,” said Brar.

When asked to comment on the fourth front formed by Navjot Singh Sidhu, Pargat Singh and Bains brothers, Brar said the front will cut votes of AAP and it will help both SAD and Congress. He said he is in touch with Sidhu’s wife and said he will urge the fourth front to support the AAP.