Buoyed by the likely induction of former MP Navjot Singh Sidhu into the party, AAP is geared up for the state Assembly elections with new gusto. But the party has a legal battle to fight with the Akalis.
The Akalis have entangled AAP leaders, Including national convener Arvind Kejriwal, state party affairs incharge Sanjay Singh and senior leader Ashish Khetan, in defamation cases. They have plans to further intensify the legal battle, say party sources. The Akalis have moved an application in a court in Amritsar seeking the cancellation of bail of the three leaders, saying they continued to defame Revenue Minister Bikram Majithia and others on the issue of drugs.
“Either prove the allegation or you have no legal and moral authority to accuse anyone of a crime,” said Majithia in a statement.
Himmat Singh Shergill, AAP’s state legal head, said they were prepared for any legal battle. “A similar application was dismissed earlier. We will not let anyone succeed to keep our leaders entangled in court cases.”