Aam Aadmi Party MP Bhagwant Mann reportedly arrived drunk at a religious ceremony organised for the two Sikhs killed in police firing during violent protests after the desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib in Punjab recently.
Mann, an AAP MP from Sangrur in Punjab, was asked to leave the bhog ceremony on Sunday after he was found reeking of alcohol, as per reports.
But while Mann has denied the incident, a video showing the AAP MP being confronted by angry Sikhs has gone viral on social media.
"I found Mann was smelling foul and told him to leave the stage. We are struggling with the case of disrespect to the Guru Granth Sahib and how can a man come drunk on the stage where Guru Granth Sahib Parkash had been done," a granthi, who reads the Guru Granth Sahib at Sikh ceremonies, told The Indian Express.
The Sikh leader asked Mann to apologise to the 'whole of Punjab' for the act.
However, Mann has called the reports a conspiracy.
"It is a conspiracy against me. One can easily imagine who are the persons behind it. The whole party is pained after the incident and the Delhi Chief Minister also came yesterday to share grief with the families," Mann told the newspaper.
'Drunk' Bhagwant Mann soon became a Twitter trend in India on Monday, with many sharing the alleged video showing the AAP leader.
Mann is a comedian turned politician and was among the four Aam Aadmi party members to win a seat in the Lok Sabha elections last year.