Barnala: I'm very serious about no alcohol, no drugs. Life is too beautiful — Jim Carrey

Someone from the Indian political scenario seems to be greatly inspired by the famous quote of the American comedian and it is none other than Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann.

Claiming that his image was being maligned by the Congress by portraying him as a born drunkard, Mann vowed to never touch alcohol again.

“I have taken a vow in the presence of my mother not to drink alcohol for good,” Mann said at a rally at Barnala, Punjab.

Mann claimed that the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (SAD-BJP) coalition and the ruling Congress have stooped down to the level of showing old videos of him to defame him.

“It’s the only fault they find in me. Therefore, I have decided to quit drinking,” Mann added.

Mann said he has left drinking from January 1 and that he hopes to shun liquor for the rest of his life. Even an elderly man gifted him a bottle of ghee when he went to Sangrur.

Applauding his decision, AAP chief and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said, "Friends, Bhagwant Mann has won my heart. Not only mine, he also won the hearts of whole Punjab. A leader should be like him who is ready to make any kind of sacrifice for the people. It is not a small thing to make such a big commitment. After January 1, he says he will not touch liquor. It is a very big thing”

However, Kejriwal, being an extremely knowledgeable person, should know that quitting alcohol is not a “sacrifice” as it is firstly for the betterment of the person himself rather than anyone else’s. We are sure that it will help Mann to have a better health and mind.

Kejriwal other than eulogising such decisions should encourage everyone to stop alcohol abuse.

In 2016, the suspended AAP MP Harinder Singh Khalsa had complained against Mann to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, requesting her to change his seat in the Parliament as Mann, who sat next to him, was stinking of alcohol.

Meanwhile, AAP announced that they would contest all 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab.

With inputs from PTI