AAP Punjab in Crisis: Chhotepur supporters burn effigy of Kejriwal
Sukhpal Khaira, Aam Aadmi Party leader, on Sunday defended Sucha Singh Chhotepur, who was sacked as Convener of Punjab after a ‘cash sting’, and demanded more power for Punjab leaders from the high command.
Earlier, supporters of Sucha Singh Chhotepur, who was recently removed as Punjab convener of AAP,on Sunday burnt an effigy AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal and raised slogans against him in Kalanaur town here.
“Chhotepur’s unceremonious removal has demoralized party volunteers. It’s very unfortunate. I’m very sad as he is the man who has toiled really hard to establish the party,” Khaira added.
“The volunteers from Punjab are giving everything to the party. They will get sad if they get the feeling of being ignored,” said Khaira. He said there was possibility of a “conspiracy” against Chhotepur hatched from within the party. “Reports say the sting was a handiwork of some party leaders. I am also hearing that that few more stings have also been performed on other senior leaders as well. If it’s true, it’s the most condemnable thing. Iss ton Kamini te Ghatiya gal koi hor nhi ho sakdi,” said Khaira.
Khaira also urged party to rethink on some candidates chosen for assembly segments where volunteers are opposing them. “Party must respect the sentiments of ground workers who were toiling,” he said, admitting that few of his opponents may try to project his opinion on the present crisis as indiscipline. “But I hope party would treat it s a positive feedback and would respect the feelings of volunteers” he said.