AAP Punjab dissolves State Unit after Bhagwant Mann takes over

Two days after Mann’s appointment, former AAP State convener Gurpreet Ghugg had resigned from the party.

Published: 15th May 2017 09:52 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th May 2017 10:08 PM   |  A+A-

AAP MP Bhagwant Mann | PTI

Express News Service

CHANDIGARH: The Aam Aadmi Party, Punjab on Monday dissolved its State unit in the first meeting held under newly appointed president Bhagwant Mann here.

The marathon meeting that lasted till late evening was attended by all MLAs, party candidates, zone co-coordinators and other office bearers. Positive and negative feedback regarding the Vidhan Sabha elections were discussed during the meeting.

Two days after Mann’s appointment, former AAP State convener Gurpreet Ghugg had resigned from the party. The co-president of the party, Aman Arora, will meet volunteers and office bearers throughout the State and take suggestions for new office bearers from them.

Aman Arora will start his tour under ‘AAP Apnya Naal’ programme from May 18. He stated that he will interact with the volunteers with respect to the the future course of action and formation of a new body in the State.

The party has also decided to form a disciplinary committee to manage issues related to anti-party activities. The committee will keep a vigil on anti party activities on print, electronic platforms, and social media, and will act against those found guilty.

The issue of contesting the upcoming civic polls and Gurdaspur by-poll were discussed in the meeting.

Bhagwant Mann said that rumors and misinformation spread by the Congress, SAD and BJP will not affect AAP and the party would bounce back with more strength. He said that lakhs of volunteers are still connected with the party.

Mann also said that the AAP will continue to raise issues related to public importance and he will perform the duty of opposition leader with great responsibility.

Answering a query about infighting within the party, Bhagwant Mann said that the party is like a family and there can be a difference of opinion, which will be sorted out very soon. He said that efforts will be made to console those who got separated from the party in the past.

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