Mansa: Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann on Thursday appeared before a Mansa court in a defamation case. Interacting with the media here, he said that former MLA Nazar Singh Manshahia has filed a defamation case against him.

The CM said those leaders are filing defamation cases those have defamed crores of citizens of the country for 70 years, they have no value, no respect.

He said that baffled by their crushing defeat in the state assembly polls, held early this year, Congress leaders are now using the defamation as a tool against those working tirelessly for public welfare and progress of state.

He said that the leaders who had themselves betrayed the mandate of people by becoming turncoats for their vested personal interests are now filing defamation cases against us. He said that in reality these people are varying of the growing popularity of the state government in wake of its pro-people decision. Bhagwant Mann said these cases are being filed as a grudge against thumping verdict in favour of his party, which is working tirelessly for the well being of people.

He questioned that why defamation cases are not filed against those who have looted the country for several decades. Similarly, he said that why such cases are not being filed against those people who label true patriots as terrorists. Bhagwant Mann said that how those leaders who are working tirelessly for transforming the lives of people by mitigating the sufferings of people can be terrorists adding that unfortunately no defamation takes place against miscreants indulging in such mudslinging.

Mann said that he will appear before court whenever summons is issued against him. Bhagwant Mann said that he has full faith in the judicial system of the country. He said that the courts are highly respectable and they will adhere to every decision of the court.

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