AAP names actor Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi as Punjab convener

Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi was appointed by AAP’s Political Affairs Committee in Delhi.

Written by Kanchan Vasdev , KAMALDEEP SINGH BRAR | Chandigarh/amritsar | Published: September 5, 2016 1:22 am
Ghuggi during the rally in Amritsar Sunday. Express Photo by Rana Simranjit Singh Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi during the rally in Amritsar Sunday. Express Photo by Rana Simranjit Singh

The AAP Sunday appointed stand-up comedian and actor-turned-politician Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi as its Punjab convener in place of Sucha Singh Chhotepur, who was ousted on charges of accepting a bribe.

Ghuggi (45) was appointed by AAP’s Political Affairs Committee in Delhi. He is considered close to the party’s Delhi-based leaders — state affairs incharge Sanjay Singh and national organisation building head Durgesh Pathak.

In his speech, Ghuggi defended party observers from Delhi. “The freedom struggle was won by Indians, and fought together as Indians. Similarly, we have been fighting the second freedom struggle in Punjab. Observers from Delhi have come to assist us,” he said at a party rally in Amritsar.

About his new responsibility, he said, “I hope God gives me power to meet the expectations… My parents had injected me with the drug of honesty and that is paying dividends know. I got this position due to my honesty.”

He said he respected Chhotepur and his issues with the party “can be still resolved if he comes with an open mind”.

Both Ghuggi and Chhotepur are Jat Sikhs from the state’s Majha region.

According to AAP sources, Ghuggi was the unanimous choice of party leaders and volunteers. They said the workers saw Ghuggi as a humble and hardworking leader.

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    IML sood
    Sep 5, 2016 at 2:28 am
    Another cl joker joining AAP circus.The people of Panjab are lucky that they will watch the antics of three jokers now,the biggest their leader Khujli,the party spokesman Mann and now this joker Guggu or whatever he is.Do they think that people in Panjab are so dumb like Aaptards that they will waste their vote on them.Now wait for big Zero in Panjab for AAP.
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      Tony
      Sep 5, 2016 at 3:56 am
      comedian not a actor
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        Ashok Mazumdar
        Sep 5, 2016 at 1:28 am
        He is more Powerful Comedian than Siddhu. He is a good choice. We can enjoy and see his Great Skills of Hilarious Punches in Punjab for Free.
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          Ramesh Athavale
          Sep 5, 2016 at 4:17 am
          While running a theater of the absurd in Delhi for last one and half year in Delhi and posing around wearing a flower crown in Goa,Ak has now appointed a comedian as a convene in Punjab. The more the merrier.
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