The Food and Civil Supplies Department received about 540 requests, and the Social Welfare Department got 252 requests.
The party has been asked to respond within 20 days, failing which the EC will decide the matter based on the “information available on record”.
The Punjabi NRIs, who have been long-time AAP supporters, have received the news with dismay saying the party has been reduced to the stature of the traditional political parties and that dissent was being muzzled.
“True Akali workers should get rid of Badals and protest against them. They should demand formation of a new Akali Dal sans Badals. Can they tolerate disrespect of Sri Guru Granth Sahib which these Badals have done?” asked Sukhpal Khaira.
Senior AAP women leaders hit out at the BJP, the L-G and Prakash for “failing to provide security to people” and trying to stall AAP’s efforts to do the same.
Khaira’s removal comes exactly a year after he had been unanimously selected to be Leader of Opposition by fellow MLAs at a meeting in New Delhi on July 21, 2017.
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Two officials, including a forest officer, were brutally thrashed by five to seven assailants with sticks and sharp-edged weapons on the night of June 18 when they intercepted a tractor-trolley near Seonk village in Mohali.
BJP national secretary Tarun Chugh said that the daylight attacks had exposed Congress government’s patronage to the sand mafia.
Additional Director General of Police (Security) R N Dhoke said IG (security) S K Singh would probe the role and conduct of the gunmen and submit a report. Dhoke said he had watched the video.
Accusing the Congress government in the state for failing to protect opposition MLAs, Khaira said they will try to meet Punjab Governor on Friday over the issue and if need be they will “confront the CM face to face”.
“Khaira has been misunderstood on this issue and his words are being twisted. Whoever is criticising him within his party cannot see him at the post of Leader of Opposition,” Bains said.
Khaira, however, told a press conference in Jalandhar that even though he was not a supporter of “Referendum 2020”, there was a consistent policy of discrimination, persecution and bias of successive governments at the Centre towards the Sikhs.
During their sit-in at the L-G office, Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues were quite active on social media, with the chief minister retweeting around 55 tweets in 13 hours since morning.
BJP’s defeat in Kairana by-polls on Thursday had ignited hopes of a united opposition, however Maken being involved in an online spur with AAP leader Dilip Pandey underlined the difficulties in stitching such an alliance in the capital.