Brar hassled by NRIs for ditching Manpreet Badal

Congress Jalandhar Cantt candidate,Jagbir Singh Brar,had to face some unsavoury questions during a wedding reception at Ajitwal near Moga late on Friday.

Written by Amrita Chaudhary | Ludhiana | Published: February 19, 2012 3:51:28 am

The Congress Jalandhar Cantt candidate,Jagbir Singh Brar,had to face some unsavoury questions during a wedding reception at Ajitwal near Moga late on Friday. Brar,the sitting MLA from the constituency,had to face charges of being a ‘deserter’ and of ditching friends for personal gains.

The Congress leader who won the Jalandhar Cantt seat as SAD(B) candidate,had parted ways with the Akali Dal to help form the People’s Party of Punjab with his cousin Manpreet Singh Badal. He left PPP a few days before the polls,to join the Congress and had to face some embarrassing questions from the NRIs gathered at the wedding. He was invited to the wedding by Pavittar Singh Bassi,a resident of Surrey Canada. It was Bassi’s niece’s marrriage.

Jagbir termed the issue as a “planted one” and said that “nothing of the sorts happened.” “This is a conspiracy of people who oppose me,” he added.

However,it has been learnt that Brar was cornered by a group of NRIs who accused him of having ditched Manpreet Badal. Brar was termed a deserter and when things got too hot to handle,he left the marriage venue. It may be recalled that Brar had earlier accompanied Manpreet on latter’s tours to Canada and USA last year where PPP had got huge response from the NRIs.

Bassi,when contacted,tried to play down the issue saying,“a group of people including Brar and I were sitting at this table when some questions were put to him. Brar did not answer the questions saying that the place and the occasion was not right to discuss such an issue. Even the elders of our family got up and intervened.”

He,however,added that he suggested “Brar to go home lest some one misbehaves with him.”

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