Following the party's debacle in the Lok Sabha elections, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has decided to hold its national executive meeting in Punjab, where the party managed to open its account.
With a view to strengthen its base in the state, the AAP leadership has now decided to hold its three- day national executive committee meeting in Sunam, town of the district, beginning Friday.
As per the schedule, all 63 members of the executive committee, including party chief and former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, will participate in the meeting. These leaders will reach Sangrur at 11 am on Friday. Then, they will move to Sunam for the meeting at Madhur Milan hall.
While giving this information, AAP's MP Bhagwant Mann said that the party would decide on the strategy to strengthen the party cadre in the country.
The focus will also be laid to decide the strategy of the party in Punjab for the 2017 assembly election. All four MPs of the party from Sangrur, Patiala, Fatehgarh Sahib and Faridkot will also participate in the meeting and decide the blueprint for the assembly elections.
On holding the meeting in Sunam, Mann said, "Being the birthplace of Shaheed Udham Singh, Sunam has great importance. After the meeting, the party will also celebrate the birth anniversary of Shaheed Udham Singh on July 31"
Several kabaddi players from Punjab are alleging discrimination in the selection of players for the World Kabaddi League (WKL) starting from August 9.
Addressing media persons here on Thursday along with AAP MP Bhagwant Mann, more than 50 players alleged that the selection committee has deliberately rejected them to accommodate their near and dear ones in the league.
They also alleged that after their trial on May 18-19, and on June 14-15, they were selected for the league but after a few days they were told on telephone that they have been rejected by the selection committee. They also objected to the hefty amount of Rs 30,000 they were told to pay for the dope test.
Randeep Singh, a kabaddi player from Mohali, alleged that the selection committee was biased; they took trials just to select their own players.