During the AAP’s (Aam Aadmi Party’s) Rally in Barnala, Bhagwant Mann promised not to drink or even touch alcohol ever in his life.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and party leader Manish Sisodia said “At Barnala rally, Bhagwant Mann’s announcement – on January 1, he has resolved not to touch alcohol ever. From the stage, he made the promise before his mother and the people of Punjab that he would apply his tan, man, dhan (body, soul and mind) in the service of Punjab,”
Bhagwant Mann’s bad drinking habit has made him a big target from his opposing and his own party leaders.
In 2017, his former colleague in the Punjab Political Satirist Mr. Gurpreet Singh Waraich attacked him and questioned the party’s decision to make him the State Unit Chief.
Even India’s Prime Minister took a jab at the leader during the same year, PM Modi said a couple of thing about Mr. Mann and talked about how he comes to public meetings drunk during his campaigns in Punjab. He said: “As long as you are alive, have fun. Karz Karo aur ghee piyo(take loans and have as much ghee). In those times, there were values, they talked about ghee. Bhagwant Mann would ask them to drink something else.”
Bhagwant Mann has denied having drinking problems, he quotes “Those are allegations (of alcoholism) by rival parties. They think a lie told 100 times can become the truth.”
Arvind Kejriwal is actually somehow proud of what Bhagwant Mann has promised, in a tweet today he said: “Not everyone can make such a big promise to people nowadays. May God give him the strength to keep serving people the way he is.”