August 2, 2018 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Bathinda: Aam Aadmi Party’s sacked leader of opposition (LoP) in state assembly Sukhpal Singh Khaira along with journalist turned politician Kanwar Sandhu held a show of strength at Bathinda today. Termed as “volunteer’s convention” the gathering called by Khaira and Sandhu was attended by 5 other party MLAs. As per reports 11 AAP MLAs were at Delhi to meet central leadership of AAP.
Reading out resolutions during the gathering AAP MLA from Kharar Kanwar Sandhu announced autonomy of state unit and said that AAP’s Punjab unit will take its own decision and the central leadership will be informed about such decisions from time to tome.
In next resolution he announced to dissolve the state unit of AAP. Kanwar Sandhu termed the organisational setup of AAP in Punjab as ‘worthless’ and ‘incompetent’ and said that such organisational setup had damaged the image of party in the state. The organisers of Bathinda rally announced to have attained the right to decide about the organisational structure of the party.
In another resolution it was said that the volunteers convention praises the performance of all AAP MLAs and ‘brave’ and ‘bold’ role played by Sukhpal Singh Khaira as leader of the opposition in state assembly.
In fourth resolution the organisers said that the AAP volunteers unanimously condemn ‘unconstitutional’ removal of Sukhpal Singh Khaira as LoP and announced to remove newly appointed LoP Harpal Singh Cheema. It was further said that new LoP should be appointed with in one week after holding a meeting of party MLAs in Chandigarh.
In next resolutions the organisers said that AAP volunteers command the organisers of this convention to organise district level programs and to start these programs from on August 12 from Hoshiarpur. Asking the gathering to endorse this resolution Sukhpal Singh Khaira said that the organisers permit volunteers to not to allow those who “betrayed the Punjab” to hold programs in villages. Before reading next resolution Kanwar Sandhu urged that volunteers should not commit any violent activity in the villages. On this Sukhpal Khaira urged volunteers to not to engage with anyone with physical force but to oppose them verbally and with logic.
In last resolutions the organisers of the AAP thanked NRIs for their support.