Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) state convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur said the party dropped names from the candidates’ list at his insistence.
Chhotepur, who was at Kiratpur Sahib to pay obeisance at Gurdwara Baba Gurditta on Saturday, said initially the party had a plan to release a list of 26 candidates. “The allotment of tickets is done by party’s political affairs committee I am not its member. But being a state convener, I had suggested to drop names of seven candidates and it was accepted,” he said.
Chhotepur said he felt that senior party workers should not have been ignored in ticket allotment. The AAP leader said he would meet party’s national convener Arvind Kejriwal to ensure that the deserving party workers get tickets on the remaining seats. Chhotepur said that he was a loyal soldier of the party and would remain so.
Chhotepur also met Dr RS Parmar, who was denied ticket from the Rupnagar assembly constituency.