NEW DELHI—After being removed from the membership of the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi, Jarnail Singh (Rajouri Garden) gave the following statement –
“There has been an online campaign for the conversion of Harmandir Sahib in Amritsar to a Mandir. Few individuals were making these remarks online.
My son has been using my phone for online classes. He came across an online discussion and copy-pasted a reply from that discussion on my Facebook wall accidentally. I soon as I found out, I clarified my stance that I respect all religions. I then deleted that post since I found that post distasteful.
I follow the teachings of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib and respect all religions. However, I did find the comments about the Harmandir Sahib distasteful and that is something I cannot accept.
In terms of my removal from the Aami Aadmi Party, I still have not come to know the reason.
I came to know that the party (Aam Aadmi Party) is deliberating upon action against me. I did not take it seriously as I knew they would contact me for clarification. I only came to know that I have been removed from the membership through an online message posted on Facebook.”
The following post was made on MLA Jarnail Singh Facebook Page after his removal from the party –