As many as 100 advocates from the city on Monday joined the Aam Aadmi Party at a hotel here in the presence of party’s Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur.
Chhotepur welcomed more than 100 members of the District Bar Association (DBA) into the party fold at a hotel on Ferozepur road.
“There is a total failure of the law and order in the state. The youth are in the grip of drugs and the religious leaders are under attack. There is anarchy-like situation in Punjab,” said Chhotepur. He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should seek resignation from deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, who holds the home portfolio, for the spurt in crime.
He said Badals were more concerned about their personal interests than ensuring safety of the common man.
“Desecration of Guru Granth Sahib, killing of Namdhari matriarch Chand Kaur and recent attack on Ranjit Singh Dhadiranwale are some examples of failure of the law and order,” he said.
Advocate DS Gill said they joined the AAP as it looked the most promising in putting an end to corruption and freeing the state of drugs.
Among others present on the occasion were former district and sessions judge VV Handa, Punjab’s former additional director prosecution and litigation Amarjot Singh Sidhu, advocates Varinder Khara and Inderjit Singh.
Hotel staff join AAP too
At the hotel on Ferozpur Road where the advocates joined the AAP, the waiters, security staff and some other employees came up to Chhotepur, expressing their desire to join the party. They were included in the party on the spot.