In a recent incident, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator representing the Samrala constituency in Ludhiana district took to Facebook to assert that he had been receiving death threats. The MLA, Jagtar Singh Diyalpura, claimed that rivals from an opposing political party were orchestrating plans to eliminate him. He boldly stated that he was not intimidated by such threats and could not be silenced.
In his Facebook post, Jagtar Singh Diyalpura, the Samrala MLA from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), subtly directed criticism toward Amrik Singh Dhillon, a veteran five-time MLA who switched allegiance from Congress to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Diyalpura’s intention was to prompt individuals who had wielded influence in the constituency for a period of 25 years to evaluate their achievements in relation to his relatively brief 17-month term. He advocated for a focus on constructive assessment rather than indulging in polarizing and divisive political tactics.
While addressing the media, Diyalpura further alleged that Karanvir Singh Dhillon, the grandson of former MLA Amrik Singh Dhillon and the president of the Samrala municipal council as well as the BJP’s Khanna division, was plotting against him. Diyalpura claimed to have learned from multiple sources that a conspiracy was being hatched to eliminate him due to political rivalry, though he had not received a direct threat.
However, Diyalpura later removed the Facebook post, explaining that his initial concerns were based on a misconception that was later resolved. Karanvir Singh Dhillon clarified that a statement made by an individual from a village, suggesting that the AAP would be defeated in the upcoming panchayat polls even if Rs 1 crore were spent, was misinterpreted as a threat against Diyalpura’s life. Dhillon distanced himself from the comments and emphasized that his family had a history of principled politics.
Subsequently, the matter was addressed and resolved, with no formal complaint filed by the MLA. Samrala police station’s SHO, Sub-Inspector Bhinder Singh, confirmed that they did not receive any complaint related to the incident.