BREAKING: MP Sangha Parrots Baseless Indian Media Accusations Against MP Bains
This is not the first time MP Sangha has attacked fellow Sikh Canadian MPs in the Liberal caucus or repeated Indian state talking points regarding the Sikh Canadian community
Baaz Breaking News
January 23, 2021 | 1 min. read
Liberal MP Ramesh Sangha, appearing in a Punjabi interview with Y Media’s Yudhvir Jaswal, has parroted debunked Indian media accusations about former Minister Navdeep Bains’ departure from politics, including unsubstantiated links to “extremism”.
When asked about MP Bains’ announcement last week that he will not be running for re-election in order to spend more time with his family, Sangha said that he “wasn’t that astonished” by the announcement but the reason given “didn’t make sense”.
He then made the groundless accusation that MP Bains is an extremist, “when I think back, someone who says I am extremist and I am Khalistani and I declare these things, is he fit to be a minister? I said before he wasn’t.”
These accusations will sound similar to Sikh Canadians. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had publicly accused MP Bains, Minister Harjit Sajjan, and other Sikh Liberal caucus members of being extremists, without any evidence.
MP Sangha gifted a framed picture of Canada’s Parliament to CM Singh in 2017 and is believed to share a close relationship with the Congress Party Chief Minister.
This is also not the first time MP Sangha has attacked Sikh Canadian MPs in the Liberal caucus or repeated Indian state talking points regarding the Sikh Canadian community, including an incident in 2019. He was not removed from the party at that time.
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