Arvind Kejriwal apologises to Bikram Majithia: After Bhagwant Mann, Aman Arora resigns from party post; Lok Insaaf Party to end alliance with AAP

After comedian-turned-politician Bhagwant Mann resigned as president of the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Punjab unit, AAP's state vice-president Aman Arora has also tendered his resignation from the post following Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's apology to former Punjab minister Bikram Singh Majithia.

The Lok Insaaf Party has also decided to break alliance with AAP in Punjab following Kejriwal's apology to Majithia. The party's Simarjit Singh Bains had called the apology a "betrayal to people of Punjab."

Kejriwal had on Thursday apologised for levelling charges of involvement in drugs trade against Majithia, saying he had learnt that his allegations were unfounded.

 Arvind Kejriwal apologises to Bikram Majithia: After Bhagwant Mann, Aman Arora resigns from party post; Lok Insaaf Party to end alliance with AAP

File image of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. Getty images

The chief minister in his apology letter had said, "In the recent past I made certain statements and allegations against you (Majithia) regarding your alleged involvement in the drug trade. These statements became a political issue."

"Now I've learnt that the allegations are unfounded. Hence there should be no politics on such issues. I hereby withdraw all my statements and allegations made against you and apologise for the same," he said.

Mann, while tendering his resignation, said that he will continue to fight against the drug mafia and corruption in Punjab as an "aam aadmi".

AAP unit of Punjab said Kejriwal tendered an apology to Majhithia without any consultation. Speaking to media during a presser, AAP leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira said, "Strongly condemn Arvind Kejriwal's apology to Bikram Majithia. Nobody was consulted before he took this decision. This shows that he has become weak and also raises questions on his talks with Akali Dal. For me, the welfare of Punjab's people is most important," Business Standard reported.

With inputs from agencies

Updated Date: Mar 16, 2018 19:14:08 IST