Sacked state convener of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Sucha Singh Chhotepur on Saturday demanded that the party’s national convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal should ban the sale and consumption of liquor, meat and tobacco within 2km radius of Delhi’s historical gurdwaras.
In a statement, he said Kejriwal had promised to ban all these items in the walled city of Amritsar if voted to power in Punjab. “Why should he not start at the place where he is already in power? We demand that liquor, meat and tobacco be banned around Gurdwara Bangla Sahib, Rakab Ganj Gurdwara and Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib,” he said. A similar demand was made by SGPC member Hardeep Singh on Friday.