New Delhi: With less than a year left for assembly elections in Punjab, Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener, Arvind Kejriwal, kept up his attack on the Shiromani Akali Dal-led government.

Kejriwal was in Amritsar in connection with a defamation case filed by the Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia. He was later granted bail in the case. The court has fixed 15 October as the next date for hearing.

“We all know that Majithia and the Badal government has drowned the state in drugs. Today, every house in Punjab is troubled because of drugs. A few days ago Sanjay Singh, Ashish Khetan and I said that Majithia is involved in the drug trade. He slapped a defamation case on us," Kejriwal said while addressing supporters in Amritsar ahead of the hearing.

“I want to ask them: who all will they stop? I have travelled across Punjab and people say that they are threatening the public. When they can put a false case on the chief minister of Delhi, I can only imagine what they do to the common man. The people of Punjab will take revenge for ruining their houses. Only six months are left and after that we together will make a new Punjab," he added.

This is the first time that the AAP is contesting assembly elections in Punjab, which goes to polls next year.

“Arvind Kejriwal and Sanjay Singh on Friday appeared before the court here which granted them bail. Ashish Khetan has been asked to appear before the court on the next date of hearing which has been fixed as 15 October," AAP member and advocate H. S. Phoolka told reporters in Amritsar.

On 20 May, Majithia had filed the criminal defamation case against the three in a court here alleging that the AAP was bent upon tarnishing his and his family’s image by levelling allegations over the drug issue.