Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today blamed Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD) and BJP for shielding drug smugglers and sought an explanation from both the parties for allowing Makhan Singh, a Punjabi singer member of drug mafia to share stage with Prime Minister Narender Modi at Kotkapura yesterday.AAP state convener Gurpreet Singh Waraich said that SAD and BJP leaders of Punjab were not only shielding the drug smugglers but also promoting them in politics. He said that Makhan was blue eyed boy of Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and involved in number of drug cases. Makhan is close associate of drug lord Jagdish Bhola who had confessed in public and before police that revenue Minister Bikram Majithia is kingpin of drug trade in Punjab.Makhan’s presence on the dais with Prime Minister was serious national security lapse and could be threat to life of PM. He said that Sukhbir Badal, had cleared the name of the Makhan for performing at the stage and to sit among the dignitaries. He said that presence of Makhan with senior SAD and BJP leaders was clear evidence of their nexus with drug mafia.
Waraich also wanted to know from the PM, was he aware of the presence of member of drug mafia member on the stage behind him? He said that that Makhan who was summoned today by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to appear in a drug case in Jalandhar office. He said that on orders of ED in a drug case, the Punjab Police had confiscated property worth Rs.1.4 crore belonging to Makhan’s father Kulwinder Singh. The property was reportedly acquired with the drug money, he said.AAP convener said that Makhan was deported from Canada due to his involvement in the drug smuggling. He was invited by Sukhbir Badal to join SAD to provide him political shelter. He said that Makhan is part of the drug chain between international drug smugglers like Satpreet Singh Satta with whom Majithia has close links. AAP had released Majithia’s photo with Satta only yesterday.