Oppn Alleges Punjab CM Was Deplaned for Being ‘Drunk’, Scindia Orders Probe, Says ‘Important to Verify Facts’

Final Up to date: September 20, 2022, 17:09 IST

Jyotiraditya Scindia (File pic/Twitter)

The minister asserted that it was necessary to confirm the details

Within the newest improvement to the controversy involving Bhagwant Mann, Union Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Tuesday stated he’ll look into the allegations that the Punjab Chief Minister was deplaned from a Delhi-bound flight on the Frankfurt airport as he was “drunk”. The minister asserted that it was necessary to confirm the details.

This comes after the chief of opposition within the state meeting Partap Singh Bajwa wrote a letter to union civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, in search of an inquiry into the matter. “We now have come to know by way of social media that the Chief Minister was offloaded from a Lufthansa airways flight since he was discovered to be in an inebriated state and declared unfit to journey. If it’s true it’s a unhealthy reflection on the workplace Mr. Bhagwant Mann is holding. Subsequently, we request a probe into the incident,” Bajwa wrote in his letter.

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday alleged that Mann was deplaned from a Lufthansa flight on the Frankfurt airport as a result of he was in an inebriated state.

The claims had been nevertheless denied by AAP who stated that “The soiled methods division of our political opponents are spreading these canards, to defame our CM. They can not digest that CM Mann is working laborious to get funding in Punjab. The CM is returning as per schedule. He was to land right here on Sunday night time and he has already landed in Delhi,”.

Notably, Lufthansa has tweeted its model of the episode, with no point out of the chief minister allegedly being deplaned.

Mann returned from his eight-day journey from Germany on Monday the place he had gone to draw investments.

(With inputs from PTI)

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