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Chandigarh: On-going problem in AAP’s Punjab unit exacerbated further as 16 party leaders has revolted against co-convener Dr Balbir Singh and resigned en masse. The development which took place on Sunday is considered as a major setback for the AAP as it is trying to strengthen its base in Punjab.
The joint resignation was sent to party convener Arvind Kejriwal and party’s Punjab affairs in-charge Manish Sisodia.
A copy of the letter was also forwarded to state party president Bhagwant Singh Mann and Leader of Opposition Sukhpal Singh Khaira.
The rebels include state party vice-president Karanveer Singh Tiwana, general secretaries Pradeep Malhotra and Manjit Singh Sidhu, besides district presidents and halqa in-charges.
Accusing Dr Balbir Singh of damaging the party, Pradeep Malhotra said, “Dr Balbir Singh’s dictatorial attitude, the party’s weakening policies, the manner in which he has been playing as a puppet in the hands of opponents, the way in which he has hurt the sentiments of the volunteers and arbitrarily removing selfless workers from their posts- all this has forced us to take this step”.
AAP’s Patiala (Rural) president Gian Singh Mungo was earlier removed from his post by Dr Balbir Singh, a move which, as per Malhotra, caused a deep resentment in the party.
“AAP should be saved and workers should be listened to. People like Dr Balbir should be removed from the party so that it is strengthened in Punjab”, AAP leader Malhotra.