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Outrage After AAP Leader Balkar Singh, Caught Flashing Private Part To Woman, Participates In Road Show In Punjab

Swarajya Staff

May 28, 2024, 09:13 PM | Updated 09:13 PM IST

A screenshot from a video of the concerned road show
A screenshot from a video of the concerned road show

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Punjab minister Balkar Singh was seen campaigning on the roads ahead of elections in Punjab alongside AAP supreme Arvind Kejriwal today, triggering angry reactions on social media.

Singh is under fire over a video of him showing him flashing his private part to a woman, which opposition parties have alleged was sexual exploitation of a woman who was seeking job from him.   

On 28 May, Singh was seen alongside Kejriwal and Jalandhar’s AAP candidate Pawan Kumar Tinu in a road show. Jalandhar goes to polls on 1 June in the seventh and final phase of 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Besides AAP’s Tinu, those contesting from the seat include INDIA alliance’s Charanjit Singh Channi, NDA’s Sushil Kumar Rinku and Akali Dal’s Mohinder Singh Kaypee.

Singh’s video was released on social media (blurred) by Delhi BJP leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga. He said that Singh exploited a woman who was seeking job from him.

The video was then shared by several BJP leaders and their supporters.

After the video and the allegations surfaced, the National Commission for Women (NCW) intervened. The commission’s chairman Rekha Sharma took to X (formerly Twitter), to inform that she had asked Punjab Director General of Police to ensure a prompt and impartial investigation and submit a comprehensive report on the incident within three days.

On social media, Singh’s participation in election camapign drew sharp reactions.

Bagga posted, “@ArvindKejriwal जी

21 साल की दलित बेटी का शोषण करने वाले से क्या डील हुई”

(What was the deal cracked for exploiting a 21-year-old Dalit girl). See the post here.

Another user said, “Liberal privilege is noone will ask kejriwal why balkar Singh was with him when yesterday only his video of molesting 21 year old girl went viral.”

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