Another one under the radar, Dev Mann, aap’s, SC/ST cell candidate for 2017’s Punjab assembly candidate is allegedly accused of stalking a Canada-based woman for making advances towards her following which she had to get a restraining order issued against him.
Speaking to a news channel, the woman, who hails from Pakistan, alleged that she met Mann at an event in Canada a few years ago and he sought a work-related appointment with her. However, when they met, she claimed, Mann made advances towards her. She said she escaped unharmed, but Mann continued to stalk her by repeatedly making phone calls.
Mann, who is contesting from Nabha and is the Punjab-in-charge of party’s SC/ST cell, however, rubbished the allegations and claiming that the woman had made the statement on directions by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD). He further on added that he has been visiting Canada since 2000 and was working there on a work permit since 2006, but never faced any such allegation during his stay there.
However, after being announced AAP candidate for Punjab assembly elections, he became a target of SAD. Mann’s delusional self blamed two Canada-based Indians, Yash Sharma and Jassi Jasraj, of defaming him on SAD directions. “The overwhelming response that AAP is getting in Punjab has forced SAD and Congress to spread rumors about AAP workers and leaders. The Dalit voter has shifted to AAP in Punjab. I am being tarfetted because I am the head of AAP’s SC/ST cell. Allegations like this will be repeated in future as well, but I will not bow down. I will continue my work,” Mann added.
Over the recent times, it has become a usual norm for AAP leaders to victimize themselves whilst accusing their opponents, apparently everyone’s out to get them and tarnish them however, with each case coming forward the game is getting too old for public eye.