A senior Congress leader from Punjab today created a flutter by praising Arvind Kejriwal’s show at Muktsar, insisting that there was never such a huge rally in the poll-bound state.
“AAP, Maghi conference at Muktsar(Pb), a record breaker.
Never before In Muktsar, so many people heard any leader from Punjab or India,” Jagmeet Brar tweeted about Kejriwal’s rally at Maghi Mela in Muktsar.
In a message to an AAP leader, he also tweeted, “This was Historic. Never before in History of Muktsar such a big responsive gathering.”
Replying to another tweet, the former Faridkot MP admitted that it was a fact that AAP’s show was good and said what has come out is from the heart and it will have its effect. “Dil se Jo baat nikelti hai asar Rakhti hai, par Nahin takkte parvaz magar Rakhti hai,” he said quoting Iqbal.
In a series of tweets, Brar said, “Please ponder over this natural truth; And as the smart ship grew in status, grace, and hue, In shady silent distance grew the iceberg too.”
Brar also wrote, “Gandhi, Nehru, Maulana Azad, Lagpat Rai, Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev, JP, wore Topi and turban, I love them. Why to criticise topi bhai.”
“Right from 1975 feudal’s of Punjab, Akali and Congress were against me, God’s grace, I “beat on,” like a boat” against the current.”
He, however, also clarified saying, “I would never alter my conduct even I have to die hundred deaths. Truth prevails.
I am not after any office or position.”
He claimed that he has been a political prisoner on 17 occasions and went to jail at the age of 18 during Emergency.
Brar later clarified that what he was speaking was the “truth” and was only “ringing the bell”. He said his remarks should be viewed as an “awakening” for the party “to wake up and step up its activities in the state and start connecting with the people”.
Asked if this was indicative of his leaning towards AAP and his joining the outfit, he categorically denied doing so.
These remarks came on a day his known detractor Amarinder Singh was declared the face of the Congress in the Punjab assembly elections, thereby virtually projecting him as the CM candidate.
Brar was recently inducted back into the Congress fold after Congress chief revoked his suspension. Congress suspended him in January last year following his differences with the party leadership at the Centre and in the state.