AMRITSAR: Surjit Singh
, half brother of former Prime Minister
, has accused
Aam Aadmi Party
) 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
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.