Jassi Jasraj had polled 87,901 votes from Bathinda parliamentary constituency in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The winning candidate, Harsimat Kaur Badal of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) had received 5,14,727 votes.
"The security staff at the US Embassy asked Khalsa (Bains' personal assistant) to remove the small kirpan. Khalsa and I objected to this as this is a symbol of faith and not a weapon,” said Simranjeet Singh Bains.
Bains brothers had claimed that conversation in clip was related to the drug case in which Leader of the Opposition in Punjab, Sukhpal Singh Khaira of AAP, was named and they claimed he was “implicated” in the drug case.
"We will support Kovind," Lok Insaaf Party (AAP's Punjab ally) chief Simarjit Singh Bains said after the meeting. The Lok Insaaf Party has two MLAs in the Punjab Assembly -- Simarjit Singh Bains and his brother Balwinder Singh Bains.