Former Aam Aadmi Get together MLA from Rajouri Backyard Jarnail Singh, who was suspended from the occasion final 12 months for sharing an allegedly blasphemous Fb publish, handed away on Friday. He was 48.
Condoling his demise, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal stated that the previous MLA could be fondly remembered for his contributions to society. “Deeply saddened by the premature demise of former Delhi MLA Sh Jarnail Singh ji. Could God bless his soul,” Kejriwal tweeted.
Deeply saddened by the premature demise of former Delhi MLA Sh Jarnail Singh ji. Could God bless his soul. He’ll all the time be fondly remembered for his contributions to society.
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) May 14, 2021
Final 12 months, Singh was suspended from the AAP for sharing a publish, which allegedly disrespected Hindu Gods. He later deleted the publish after it sparked a storm on social media and claimed that it was his son who had shared it utilizing his cellphone.
In a press release, the AAP stated that the choice to droop Singh was taken within the assembly of the occasion’s Political Affairs Committee. The explanations cited by the occasion embody use of “disparaging phrases in opposition to Hindu goddesses” within the publish produced from Singh’s account.
Singh, a former journalist, had garnered consideration after throwing a shoe at then Cupboard Minister P Chidambaram over throughout a press convention in 2009. Singh was upset over Congress’s position within the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
In 2014, Singh had unsuccessfully contested the Lok Sabha elections on an AAP ticket. In 2015, he was elected as an MLA from the Rajouri Backyard seat, which he was made to vacate to contest the 2017 Punjab meeting polls in opposition to SAD veteran Parkash Singh Badal.
Singh misplaced the ballot and steadily distanced himself from the AAP.