All’s not well in the Punjab faction of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). #BhagwantMann
An audio clip has cropped up in the social media, indicating AAP MP Bhagwant Mann too was miffed the way Arvind Kejriwal was handling the state unit.
In the four-minute-long audio clip, purportedly a telephonic conversation between AAP’s Patiala MP Dharamvir Gandhi and Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann, Mann could be heard slamming Kejriwal for not allowing elected representatives to choose their own teams.
In the audio clip, Mann could be heard criticising party high command for terming local MPs as ‘good for nothing’.
In the audio clip, Mann has also claimed that he won in last year’s Lok Sabha poll due to his own popularity among people and that AAP had nothing to do with his victory.
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The voice, purportedly of Sangur MP, could be heard saying, “They say Dharamvir Gandhi could not win Patiala by-election. They also say Bhagwant Mann keeps cracking jokes. We have won elections because we have a personality. I am a celebrity for last 20 years. People in Punjab are not like that of Delhi who vote for a party. Here they choose people.”
Meanwhile, Dharamvir Gandhi has admitted that it was a personal conversation between him and Mann. Gandhi has claimed that the telephonic conversation was tapped by some intelligence agencies.
AAP spokesperson Sanjay Singh told mediapersons, “Such edited audio & video clips are nothing new. People not interested in all this. Phones of MPs are being tapped by the Modi government.”