May 16, 2017 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh: The Punjab unit of the Aam Adami Party (AAP) here today dissolved its state unit on Monday in the first meeting held under newly appointed president Bhagwant Mann in Chandigarh. AAP senior leaders including Adv. H.S. Phoolka, Prof. Sadhu Singh, Aman Arora and Sukhpal Singh Khaira were present during the meeting.
The marathon meeting that started in the morning and lasted till late evening was attended by all MLAs, party candidates, Zone co-coordinators and other office bearers. The positive and negative feedbacks regarding vidhan sabha elections were discussed during the meeting. The co-president of party, Aman Arora will meet the volunteers and office bearers throughout state and the suggestions regarding new office bearers will be taken from them. He will start his tour under ‘AAP Apnya Naal’ programme from May 18.
The party has decided to form a disciplinary committee to look after issues related to anti party activities of the member. The committee will keep a vigil on anti party activities on print, electronic, social media etc and will act against who found guilty. The issue of contesting upcoming civic polls and Gurdaspur by-poll were discussed in the meeting.
Addressing the media, Bhagwant Mann said that the rumors and misinformation being spread by Congress, SAD and BJP will not affect AAP and party will bounce back with more strength. He said that lakhs of volunteers are still connected with the party.
He further claimed said AAP will continue to raise the issues related to public importance and will perform he duty of opposition leader with great responsibility. Answering the query about infighting withing the party, Bhagwant Mann said that party is like a family and there can be difference of opinion and it will be sorted out very soon. He further added that efforts will be made to console those got separated from the party in the past.
Aman Arora said that he will start his Punjab tour from May 18 and will try to interact with the volunteers throughout state. He said that suggestions will be taken from the volunteers for future course of action and formation of new body in the state.
Sukhpal Singh Khaira stated that party will fight for the rights of people collectively and will not let the government to run away from its responsibilities. He said that AAP will create pressure on the government to act against the corrupt minister of previous Badal government.
Accusing Amarinder Singh’s Government of following the footsteps of Badal government, H S Phoolka said that in what capacity wife of Amrinder Singh, Parneet Kaur is inaugurating the projects in Punjab. “Neither she neither is an MLA nor holds any constitutional post, then how can she inaugurate electric cremation ground then?” asked Advt Phoolka.