The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today claimed that the Parliament’s Ethics Committee had once held Punjab Governor-designate VP Singh Badnore guilty on propriety issue.
Party’s national spokesperson Ashish Khaitan alleged that Badnore had entered Parliament by sporting a fake sticker on his vehicle. He was later spotted by Parliament’s security staff.
Even though the ethics committee held him guilty, no action was taken against him, Khaitan said.
AAP’s reference of Badnore was in the context the ban on Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann on attending the Lok Sabha till the probe against him for posting a video of sensitive zones of Parliament on a social media website was completed.
Mann was being kept away from Parliament by the BJP-led government at the Centre to thwart him from raising issues plaguing Punjab and misdeeds of the Akaili-BJP government in the state, Khaitan alleged.
He added that pressure was being put on Mann to withdraw his statement against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the ISI made before the parliamentary panel probing his conduct.
Defending himself before the probe panel, Mann had urged for action against Modi for having allowed the fact-finding Pakistani team to visit Pathankot Air Base in the wake of terrorist attack. He had argued that permitting the visit also compromised with country’s security.
The party also alleged that the state government was not purchasing agriculture produce and Akali leaders were patronising drug trafficking.