Former Delhi MLA Jarnail Singh passes away; Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia pay tributes

Singh was suspended from AAP in August final 12 months over a publish through which he was allegedly disrespecting Hindu Gods on Facebook

Former Delhi MLA Jairnal Singh handed away on Friday morning. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) member was an MLA representing Delhi’s Rajouri Garden constituency from 2015 until 2017.

According to a report in The Tribune, the previous AAP MLA handed away as a result of COVID-19 induced issues after present process intensive care therapy at a Delhi hospital for 9 days.

“Deeply saddened by the untimely demise of former Delhi MLA Sh Jarnail Singh ji. May God bless his soul. He will always be fondly remembered for his contributions to society,” Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal tweeted.

Delhi’s deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia remembered Singh as somebody who fought for justice for the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots. “The news about the demise of Jarnail Singh, a former colleague in Delhi Assembly is extremely sad. A voice which fought for justice for the victims of 1984 genocide has left us,” he stated in a tweet in Hindi.

Singh was suspended from AAP in August final 12 months over a publish through which he was allegedly disrespecting Hindu Gods on Facebook. He had later deleted the publish claiming it was his son who had put the publish from his cellphone.

“Aam Aadmi Party is a secular party and has no place in the party of anyone who disrespects any religion. The Sikh community is also very sad with his statement because such misfortune against any community is also against the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji (sic),” the AAP had stated in a press release.

Singh resigned because the Rajouri Garden MLA in 2017 to contest the Punjab Assembly elections towards former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal.

Singh was also in the news in 2009 for throwing a shoe on the then Union Minister P Chidambaram throughout a press convention.

In April 2009, Singh, a journalist with a nationwide day by day then, had hurled a shoe at Chidambaram, who was then the Home Minister, in protest towards his remarks on the clear chit to Congress leaders within the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.