AAP NRIs come in support of Khaira on the Sikh Referendum 2020 issue

The NRI teams from almost all countries said Khaira had rightly raised the issue of atrocities against Sikhs and the party back him.  

Published: 20th June 2018 06:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th June 2018 06:28 PM   |  A+A-

Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal (File | PTI)

Express News Service

CHANDIGARH: Trouble for Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) does not seem to end as the internal bickering continues now all the NRI teams of the party from across the world today came in support of senior AAP leader and Leader of Opposition Sukngh Khaira on the Sikh Referendum 2020 issue and sought ouster of Punjab co-convener Balbir Singh for questioning Khaira on the issue.

In an open letter to Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Punjab Affairs Incharge Manish Sisodia, the NRI teams from almost all countries, including the USA, Canada, European countries, Australia and New Zealand stated that said Khaira had rightly raised the issue of atrocities against Sikhs and the party should back him.  

"We NRI teams, would like to inform you that we are very saddened to see whatever is happening within AAP Punjab Leadership. On one hand, you all are together in Delhi and protesting together against Central Government but in Punjab our leaders have been targeting and fighting with each other.

From over year, Sukhpal Khaira and other MLAs have been working day and night for people and for the Party. Khaira is a lone star in our whole leadership who have been carrying all the burden and pressure from Congress and Akalis and fighting with them day and night for the people and Punjab.

As you might have seen his recent interviews about the referendum, he clearly mentioned again and again that he is an Indian, and he believes in Constitution of this country but we need to retrospect what led to this situation that Sikhs are considering these actions.

He raised the question which was for whole Sikh leadership, mainly Badals who have been in power in Punjab for so many years and falsely promised the justice to people again and again. It is very sad to see that instead of supporting Khaira's question,  our own leaders went against Khaira,'' stated the letter.

The letter which had names of 36 NRI leaders further stated, "We would like to inform you that we all are standing with Sukhpal Khaira on this issue and, we are also very upset with Balbir Singh the way he handled the situation. In addition to that, few weeks ago, the audio recording of Garry Birring was leaked and was posted on social media. As you know the context of his call, where he was using very foul language against our MLA's, Khaira and other leaders, no action has been taken by the committee made by Balbir Singh.

This is another example of Balbir Singh's incapability for being Punjab Co-Convenor. On one side our new youth team is making good progress by meeting volunteers and people and trying to raise the graph of our party in Punjab and on other side people like Balbir Singh is damaging the image of party in public and media. We are requesting you to please remove Balbir Singh from the Co-Convenor position without any further delay and take strict disciplinary action against him also. Please choose someone who is capable and experienced to become a Punjab Convenor, if not, then please make a PAC committee of Punjab. ''

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