FACING FLAK from rivals for lifting its morcha against sharing of Punjab waters from Kapoori village in Patiala Monday, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Tuesday rushed its ‘crowd puller’, Bhagwant Mann, to the spot in a bid to give a new lease of life to the protest. Sources claimed the morcha was lifted as the party was not able to attract workers to join it.
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A party spokesperson Tuesday, however, said the morcha would continue. He said it was lifted only for a day as the workers of a constituency, tasked with sitting at the spot Monday, had requested that they wanted to celebrate Gurpurav.
Meanwhile, the party Tuesday retorted to Punjab Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh’s persistent demand that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (and AAP national convener) break his silence on the SYL issue.
Gurpreet Singh Waraich, convener of Punjab AAP, Tuesday said Kejriwal would clarify his stance on the SYL issue only after Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi did so.