AAP playing a dangerous game, says its Patiala MP

Don’t support release of radicals, said Dharamveer Gandhi

Written by Kanchan Vasdev | Chandigarh | Published:July 25, 2015 1:40 am

Two days after he was warned against speaking up in public against the party leadership, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP from Patiala Dharamveer Gandhi on Friday said his party was playing a “dangerous game” by supporting the protest by radical Sikhs for the premature release of militants.

“It will be a disaster for Punjab if AAP, chosen as an alternative by the people of state, plays into the hands of certain hardliners. After all, the state recovered from the troubled days of militancy with such difficulty,” Gandhi said.

He, however, added he had no evidence to prove that AAP leaders were pitching in for the release of militants. “I have read media reports. We do not want to go down that road again. We have suffered enough in the past,” he said.

AAP state convenor Sucha Singh Chhotepur had recently visited Sikh activist Surat Singh Khalsa, who has been on a hunger strike since January seeking the release of Sikh prisoners. Yogendra Yadav, too, had endorsed Khalsa’s protest.

Gandhi said he would not stop airing his grievances against the party even if he is sacked. “I do not want to be part of this decline of the team that had promised a clean governance to the people. Look at the way the decadence has already set in. As many as five MLAs have been booked in different cases and as per media reports more MLAs will be named accused. Is this what we stood for? I do not bother about any warnings. I cannot betray the people who voted for me.”

Responding to the warning issued by Chhotepur, he said, “(AAP national convenor Arvind) Kejriwal never came to support me in Patiala, while he addressed five rallies for Chhotepur. Why didn’t Chhotepur win if Kejriwal was so important? This is my answer to Chhotepur when he says I was elected only because I was a member of the AAP.” The Patiala MP said, “The top leadership of AAP is dictatorial, making the outfit undemocratic and autocratic… They are becoming like other political parties that will do anything to win elections.”

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    satvinderpal
    Mar 20, 2016 at 3:23 pm
    Shame on Indian Express and Shekhar Gupta who never leave a chance to blacken Sikh-Community....giving headlines which have nothing to do with the article....Y not he wrote positive 'coz Shekhar himself is of communal nature and I have already left taking Indian Express only 'coz of his atude towards Sikh Community....
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      Sundar
      Jul 27, 2015 at 11:21 pm
      Biharis who voted Lalu to power for more than a decade = Delhi people who voted Kejriwal to power. Both are victims of hollow politicians.
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        Raje
        Jul 28, 2015 at 2:44 pm
        Hmmm then y r so many mallus flooding middle east and singapre and other places? Y can't your so called good communist fellas give jobs to them in Kerla itself?
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          Ram
          Jul 27, 2015 at 9:02 am
          Brother Kerala and west bangal are two most capital deficit state of India. They are on the path of Greece. Here is ur failure of communism
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            Bijan Mohanty
            Jul 31, 2015 at 8:48 am
            AAP is the only party which is pro-people and fulfilling the aspiration of people. This adverse propaa is by the motivated media and paid publicity agents of Narendra Modi govt.
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              Bijan Mohanty
              Jul 31, 2015 at 8:49 am
              I find you a hollow man.
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                D P
                Jul 25, 2015 at 8:04 pm
                The state of Punjab has paid a heavy price for militancy created and practiced by misguided youths calling demands for Khalistan. It must be remembered that playing into hands of foreign powers or local politicians and create social disturbance does not bring prosperity to the common people, Yes, it can bestow notoriety to trouble makers. I support Dharanbeer hi and respect his views on possible nexus of collaboration between trouble makers in Punjab and AAP. I must also let readers know that I do not have faith in the ability of Delhi leaders belonging to AAP including Arvind Kejriwal.
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                  j s
                  Jul 25, 2015 at 8:33 am
                  hi, Khalsa & others should not cross limits in the interest of party unity. Arrogance is a starting point of fall. J S
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                    Amit
                    Jul 26, 2015 at 1:45 am
                    It was obvious from the time of Loksabha 2014 elections. He openly supported them back then. He wants to saperate Kashmir, Punjab, Tamilnadu, Dividing Muslims by citing Arab/ Mughals rulars. Undoubtedly, he's Ford foundation agent which is globally known for creating instability in world. Syria, Egypt, Iraq, stan, Ukrane are clic examples.
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                      Harish Advani
                      Aug 2, 2015 at 4:24 am
                      Why not be honest and say ,both were ''gullible fools''.
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                        Jeetu Hegde
                        Jul 26, 2015 at 2:03 pm
                        AAP leaders thinkings are that of naxalites...yogendra yadav may be dreaming of becoming CM of punjab by fooling punjabis...like what kejri did for delhiete..
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                          BharatK
                          Jul 30, 2015 at 4:22 pm
                          AAP is a adangerous creation to cerate anarchy in the country. We must be monitoring their each and every movement.
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                            L bhadrapati Devi
                            Jul 25, 2015 at 6:55 pm
                            Dharambeer hi has personal integrity. Despite stern warning by all top dictatorial leaderships and bouncers, he want to protest gross injustice done to the nation by AAP party. Arvind kejri thinks that AAP wins election due to his charisma.
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                              Nitesh Raja
                              Jul 27, 2015 at 10:17 am
                              EVEN AMERICA HAS MOST DEFICIENT STATE IN THE WORLD AND SO IS CHINA i completely agree west bengal has gone to shabbles but not because of socialism but because of wrong policy and growing potion .
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                                Nitesh Raja
                                Jul 27, 2015 at 10:19 am
                                deficit
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                                  Nitesh Raja
                                  Jul 27, 2015 at 10:10 am
                                  do u have got a mail from CIA through there right to freedom act that ARVIND has got funding from them to stop the development work in india ? they are pro capitalist and will shut anyone who is in there way to achieve profit .. DO U CONFIRM THAT aRVIND IS MORE CAPITALIST THAN MODI ?? and mind ur language koi logic sa gaddar ho jata hai to mai ye bhi kahta hu ki ap jaisa bebkuffo ke chalta hi aaj is desh ka aisa halat hai .. ki hume bheek mangna parta hai hum koi chij me aaga nahi hai sirf bakw dena me aaga hai aur jaha kahi bhi koi baat sa sahmat nahi hua kisis ko kuch bhi kaha dena hai .. AUR AAJ KAL KA NAYA TREND HAI kisis ko bhi gaddar kah do ???? well done kisis ko gaddar kahna se pehla apna desh bhakti ki kuch karnama bhi likh diya kijiya taki pata chal saka ki aapna aisa kya kar diya hai ki aap deshbhakt hai aur pura hindustan me jo aapsa nahi sahmat hai wp GADDAR ??? .....
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                                    Nitesh Raja
                                    Jul 26, 2015 at 6:31 pm
                                    if ford foundation and american company has made so much instabilitty in the world they why are we begging them to invest in the country ..?? where ever american companies goes they lobby for favour and that creates problem ...
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                                      Poonam Sharma
                                      Jul 26, 2015 at 8:21 pm
                                      You seem to be a real foolish man ! becoz apne desh ke ke liye kisi desh ka bharat mein investment karwana aur videshi shaktiyon ke haatho ka khilna bankar apne desh mein arajakta felana dono bilkul alag baate hain. Apne desh ke development ke liye foreign investment to duniya ka har desh allow karta hai, lekin CIA agent Arvind Kejriwal ki galat baaton par bhi usko support karne waale ap jaise bewkuf bhi fir usi ki tarha CIA agent aur desh ke gaddar logon mein hi gine jayenge. Are you ready for that?
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                                        Murali
                                        Jul 28, 2015 at 7:50 pm
                                        no place for places of employment ...all they do is reproduce like crazy ..peion to rule muslims and christians ...check out kerala the only place i think where sharia law is applicable more than the ipc
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                                          Ravi Ranjan
                                          Jul 27, 2015 at 12:54 pm
                                          AAP is a threat to the country as ISI is.
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                                            Vasanth Vass
                                            Jul 28, 2015 at 7:12 pm
                                            Kerala was an educated state during Communist regime yes, But Developed state no, You are wrong.. Even with the magnitude of its resources it was an under developed state still past decade
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