Punjab ex-convener of AAP quits;  senior leader from Amritsar sacked

Ghuggi, who was recently replaced by party leader Bhagwant Mann as the State convener, said he had resigned as the AAP had ditched its ideals.

Published: 10th May 2017 04:49 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th May 2017 04:53 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

CHANDIGARH: The Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) former Punjab unit convener Gurpreet Singh Waraich “Ghuggi” on Wednesday quit the party blaming its national convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal for his autocratic attitude and ignorance towards party volunteers.
Ghuggi, who was recently replaced by party leader Bhagwant Mann as the State convener, said he had resigned as the AAP had ditched its ideals.

The former State convener said he resigned in protest against the unfair method of selection of the new State unit convener and blamed Kejriwal for ignoring the opinion of party workers while terming the procedure as arbitrary. He said he would stay in politics but not with the AAP.
Ghuggi, however, didn’t rule out the possibility of joining another political party. He also pointed out that he was not shown the video of the sting operation related to former State convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur.

Both Ghuggi and Sukhpal Khaira, MLA from Bhulath, are unhappy over the way the party high command treated them. Earlier, Khaira too resigned from the posts of party’s Chief Whip and spokesman in protest. Kharar MLA Kanwar Sandhu has also objected to the restructuring of the State unit.

Kejriwal had earlier assured the AAP MLAs from the State that the new State convener Mann will stop drinking and there will be no complaint regarding him in the future.
Meanwhile, the AAP on Wednesday expelled its senior leader from Amritsar Upkar Singh Sandhu over alleged anti-party activities. On Tuesday, Sandhu had condemned the party high command’s move appointing Mann as the State chief saying that it would lead to conflict among volunteers.

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