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Punjab AAP leaders continue to spar, high command silent

chandigarh Updated: Aug 03, 2015 20:28 IST
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AAP leader Himmat Singh Shergill. HT Photo

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) seems to have silenced its guns to curb the growing confrontation in its Punjab unit, even as Himmat Singh Shergill, party's lost bet in the 2014 general elections, on Monday accused his colleague and Fatehgarh Sahib MP Harinder Singh Khalsa of eyeing the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) ticket for his son in the 2017 assembly polls.

"He wants Akalis to field his son from the Raikot reserved constituency," Shegill told the media here.

He said he had received a legal notice for criminal and civil proceedings against him from Khalsa for his earlier statement that the MP had been bought over by Punjab's ruling family of the Badals. Two weeks after the AAP expelled its state disciplinary committee chief Dr Daljit Singh, state party convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur said he had "no comments" on Shergill's fresh assertions. "I am also fed up with all this," he added.

Visiting the bereaved families of the Dinanagar terror attack victims in the state on Saturday, party's state affairs in-charge Sanjay Singh had also said nothing on the growing tussle between Shergill and Khalsa. "The party should take action against Khalsa for his activities to harm it," said Shergill, confirming that he had conveyed this demand to Sanjay Singh during his Punjab visit.

Khalsa's notice

In his legal notice to Shergill, Khalsa has given him 24 hours to either prove that he had taken money from the Badals for challenging the leadership of Chhotepur or tender an unconditional apology.

The notice threatens "criminal and civil proceedings" against Shergill, if he failed to prove his claim made two weeks ago.