Founder members of the AAP from Punjab will meet in the coming days to decide on their future role in the party. In the light of Sucha Singh Chhotepur being sacked as state party convener and Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi appointed in his place, the members are upset with the way the central leadership has treated the state unit.
A senior party leader from Doaba, also a founder member, said, “AAP in Punjab has skidded off from its prime objective, which is the welfare of people of the state. For this, the Delhi leadership is to be blamed. They (Delhi leaders) are not well versed with the nature of Punjabis and when local leaders try to suggest ideas, they do not accept it.”
Another leader claimed that the state unit had become a den of Delhi leaders who wanted to run it their own way.
“Before taking a final call, our leaders will meet with Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and if he accepts our suggestions, then we will set things right,” said another senior leader. “If not, expect a big expose and big decisions regarding the state AAP unit.”
A leader said that the founder members had “more controversial tapes” which may be used if Delhi leaders did not stop interfering.
“We have founder members in all the 23 districts across Punjab and we all have decided to move collectively to either remain in the party or not”, said the Doaba leader. Ghuggi could not be reached out for his comments on the proposed meeting of the party’s founder members.