Congress party spokesman PL Punia also wants CM Arvind Kejriwal to resign taking moral responsibility, alleging that he was making false claims.
Shiromani Akali Dal secretary general and senior leader Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa asked the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to “substantiate its claim that 70 per cent of Punjabis were drug addicts”.
The probe panel, headed by Dr D K Tampe, dean of Maulana Azad Medical College, has been asked to submit an interim report within one week.
The judge had sought response from the AAP leaders to Jaitley’s rejoinder. This order came on the AAP leaders’ plea to strike off new allegations Jaitley allegedly had in his replication.
He is a former MP from Ferozepur and represented the constituency in 1992 and 1996.
“Singh has been arrested under IPC sections 323 (causing hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation and 341 (wrongful restraint). He was later granted bail,” DCP (west) Pushpendra Kumar said.
“I think, they are taking out the torch rally to find Rahul Gandhi, as for years Delhi residents have not seen him. They are planning ‘Bharat Milaap’ this evening,” Mishra told reporters.
AAP leader Dileep Pandey said that the country has not reaped any benefits from the PM’s foreign trips and that the Prime Minister’s office has become nothing but an international travel agency.
“I want to challenge Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to debate with me on power and water crisis as his party is claiming,” said Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra.
The Union minister expressed concern that some state governments are using public funds for personal promotion through selective advertisements and this is affecting neutrality of journalism.
A spokesperson said AAP would be the alternative party for the people seeking change,
Around 350 police personnel have been deputed along the road from where the AAP workers will leave for Chandigarh.
While leaders like Subhash Ware and Mayank Gandhi chose to resign late last year citing similar reasons, Aazmi waited, possibly hoping for an olive branch from the party counting on his minority status.
Apart from Kejriwal, those who were retained in the PAC include Manish Sisodia, Gopal Rai, Sanjay Singh, Kumar Vishwas and Pankaj Gupta.
AAP said in a statement issued Friday that the PMC should abort the super specialty hospitals project at Aundh, Baner and Balewadi.