Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, former CM in the state of Punjab, slapped a young man yesterday at the Bussehra village during a public event. As per reports, former CM Bibi Rajinder Kaur Bhattal was campaigning for Congress candidate for Sangrur Lok Sabha seat Kewal Singh Dhillon yesterday in the Lehragaga area when the incident occurred.
Senior Congress leader & former Punjab CM Rajinder Kaur Bhattal slapped a young man during a election rally in Sangrur district. Bhattal apparently got infuriated when the man raised questions about her party. pic.twitter.com/V7HcvAa2xw
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As per reports, a youth named Kuldeep Singh approached Bhattal during the election rally and asked her what has she done for the village in the 25 years that she was an MLA in the area. Local Congress leaders reportedly tried to stop Kuldeep but when he did not budge and continued, Rajinder Kaur slapped him.
Seeing the situation getting out of her hand and people opposing her behaviour, Bhattal reportedly got inside her vehicle after slapping Kuldeep and fled from the area.
Kuldeep, who holds a masters degree in Engineering, reportedly stated that Bhattal ruled the area for more than 20 years but has done nothing. He added that there is no proper sewage system in the village and the canal never gets water. He said that he posed these questions to her but Kaur was not ready to listen so she slapped him.
Bhattal, however, denies slapping the man despite video evidence. She had added that the AAP is trying to create chaos and disrupt Congress rallies in the area. She has added that there were so many people who wanted to ask questions but Kuldeep only wanted to create chaos. She has further added that the people should ask questions to AAP’s Bhagwant Mann and Akali Dal’s Parminder Singh Dhindsa who have also ruled in the area.
As per reports, hundreds of sugarcane farmers had blocked the Bathinda-Chandigarh road demanding clearance of dues of rover rs 75 crores. The farmers have reportedly opposed the elections rallies of Kewal Singh Dhillon in Ubhawal and other villages in the area.
AAP leader Bhagwant Mann has condemned the incident and has stated that political leaders must answer questions from the people.