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

Arvind Kejriwal

Voices in Punjab AAP for 'free hand', proper state chief

BJP and Congress are looking it as a poaching opportunity to weaken AAP. Dhaliwal claimed that AAP's centre leadership had adopted a democratic way before finalising the name of Mann.

The Punjab unit of BJP here on Tuesday claimed that 11 MLA's of Aam Adami Party (AAP) from Punjab are keen to switch over, whereas Bhagwant Mann, the newly-appointed state AAP convener, said that accompanied by "all party legislators", he would pay obeisance at the Darbar Sahib later this week.

He lashed out at AAP national leaders for not taking Punjab leaders into confidence while taking major decisions.

Mann hit back at Ghuggi saying, "He was made the party's state convener within two months of joining". A senior AAP leader is also believed to be in touch with BJP leaders.

Mann who is ill-famed due to his bad drinking habits and has been found intoxicated and in bad condition in social media videos has still got this opportunity to become a Chief of AAP in the Punjab Region. AAP is the den of corruption and it will be decimated in Punjab soon.

Waraich, popular more with his screenname Ghuggi, was the Punjab convenor for AAP since past year. Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, Khaira said he would not "run away from the task" if he was entrusted with the position of Convenor of the state unit of the party.

AAP's core leadership has also appointed Sunam legislator Aman Arora co-President in the state and Jagraon legislator Sarabjit Kaur Manuke as head of legislator party in the state. "I had also said that his selection would have helped clear the doubts that the party works for a particular community", he said.

Meanwhile, leader of Opposition and senior AAP leader H S Phoolka refused to comment on the factionalism in AAP. If AAP failed to win a majority vote, this does not mean that the party has lost ground. "Why he is raising this issue now", he asked. Gurpreet Singh Waraich "Ghuggi" has been replaced by Bhagwant Mann which deeply disappointed the former. "The party invited members to vote based on a pick and choose policy", he alleged, adding that the election process for choosing the new State chief was an eyewash.

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