Sangrur Bypoll: In AAP loss, BJP has to worry most with return of Simranjit Singh Mann


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By Our Special Correspondent

New Delhi, June 26: After defeating the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) from the Sangrur Parliamentary seat, the winner Simranjit Singh Mann said that win was for his party and the teachings of ‘Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale’.

Simranjit Singh Mann will be coming to the Lok Sabha for the third time. His party the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) (SAD-Amritsar) defeated the ruling AAP by a narrow margin of 5,822 votes.

Simranjit Singh Mann is a well-known name in the country, associated with the events afterwards the Golden Temple incident when the Army had carried out operation Blue Star against the terrorists who had taken shelter in the Gurudwara.

Mann was an IPS officer, and he quit the services in protest of the military operation in the Golden Temple. Subsequently, she spent in jails for years, in Chennai, Bhagalpur and elsewhere. He claims to have suffered during his incarceration.

A purported twitter account, claiming to be an official account of Mann, though without the blue verification tick, writes in profile ‘striving for Khalistan (sovereign state for Punjab)’.

In his win, it’s evident that the people have rejected India’s two national parties, the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party.

The Congress and the BJP won 11 per cent and nine per cent votes respectively. The Shiromani Akali Dal of Badals polled just over six per cent in the Sangrur Lok Sabha bypoll.

Clearly, the people have rejected both the national parties and the state’s oldest party which had been in power on several occasions SAD.

This should ring the alarm bell.

Drugs are reportedly said to be easily available in Punjab, a fact that cannot be possible without the connivance of the state police machinery with the drug-peddlers. Pakistan has long been fancying a new front to inflict ‘100 cuts on India’ in Punjab.

The fact that the national parties even while being in power in the state could neither crush the cartel of the drug-peddlers is reasons enough for their rejection by the people in Punjab.

Recently, Himachal Pradesh government had sounded red-alert on its borders after Khalistani flags were put on the walls of the state Assembly in Dharamshala.

Gangsters operating out from Canada are reportedly carrying out killings, including that of Sidhu Moose Wala, in connivance with their local partners who are lodged in the jails in India.

The Congress Lok Sabha MP from Anandpur Sahib Parliamentary constituency Ravneet Singh Bittu summed up the discomfort among the nationalist forces.

“The mandate given by people is always supreme and this time it has tipped in favour of Simranjit Singh Mann. However, Mann’s ideology has proven toxic for Punjab and our nation in the past. His Khalistani agenda is a threat to the peace and integrity of Punjab and the country,” tweeted Bittu.

He also said “We as citizens must ensure that this peace and integrity always remains intact”.

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