Aam Aadmi Party leader Jarnail Singh on Saturday tendered an unconditional apology for his party colleague Bhagwant Mann's misbehaviour with the media persons during a rally at Bassi Pathana in Fatehgarh Sahib district on Thursday.
"Media's anger is justified. Having been a journalist myself, I know that media has a big role to play in our democratic system and media has also played a role in where AAP stands today," Jarnail, who is AAP's national spokesperson and party's Punjab co-ordinator, said replying to questions of media persons at a press conference here this evening.
Jarnail, who was flanked by party leaders Himmat Singh Shergill and Jasbir Singh Bir, said that AAP senior leader Sanjay Singh has talked to party's Sangrur MP, who has been in the line of fire on the issue. "We need cooperation from the media.
We respect the fourth pillar of democracy. If anyone has felt hurt, then I tender unconditional apology," Jarnail Singh said. Facing a volley of questions from the media here, Singh said, "we will take up the matter with our MP.
" When he was asked whether he can give assurance that in future his party workers will not interfere in media's working and misbehave with them, Singh replied: "I again say that it will be our endeavour that such incidents are not repeated in future."
"As party leader, I tender unconditional apology," he said. However, mediapersons at the conference got angry when Jarnail Singh told them "I request (media) that incident (involving Bhagwant Mann) should not be given this importance".