Updated: Tue, 24 Dec 2019 05:32 PM IST
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Bhagwant Mann on Tuesday got indulged in a verbal spat with a journalist at a press conference in Chandigarh. Mann had called a meeting of all the party officials of Punjab at the party office in Mohali to prepare for the Delhi elections. The AAP MP reportedly got angry at the journalist for raising a question. He also tried to get physical with him.
The journalist asked him that the Akali Dal is continuously protesting on the streets against the Punjab government, but the presence of the Aam Aadmi Party is nowhere to be seen. Bhagwant got angry at the question and called the Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Badal a retarded child. He added that those asking questions that the Akali Dal (SAD) is nowhere and are sitting in the opposition, the Aam Aadmi Party has asked the most questions in the assembly. The Aam Aadmi Party is the real opposition. Which Akali Dal are you talking about?
Maan confronted the journalist by asking him, "Do you ask all the questions?" The journalist replied that they cannot ask questions. The debate grew on this and Mann left from there amidst the commotion after which all his close associates, who were present there, also lashed out at the media. As a result, the journalists boycotted the press conference.
Since May 2014, Bhagwant Mann is an MP for Sangrur constituency, Punjab. He was also a professional comedian who performed skits in the Punjabi language.