AMRITSAR: Surjit Singh Kohli, half brother of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, has accused Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of misusing the name of former PM for gaining cheap publicity.
Kohli’s statement came after AAP on Thursday issued a press note claiming that he had joined the party.
“The AAP got a major boost in Amritsar when former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s cousin S S Kohli, a retired commander, joined the party,” read an official release of AAP.
When contacted, a surprised Kohli denied joining AAP. He instead blamed AAP for exploiting Manmohan Singh’s reputation to gain political advantage.
“I am a committed Congressmen and will always remain a Congressmen. AAP shouldn’t have used Manmohan Singh’s name for gaining publicity” he said.
He further said that he is not a retired commander and is instead a businessman.
Despite repeated attempts, AAP spokesperson Gurbhej Singh didn’t respond to queries regarding the incident.