Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Punjab co-president Aman Arora on Thursday said the expulsion of former state unit chief Sucha Singh Chhotepur was avoidable.
“During his tenure, Chhotepur really worked hard and his expulsion from the party was avoidable,” said Arora while addressing a press conference here.
He also said the leaders who have left the AAP, including Chhotepur, are always welcome to come back into the party.
“Anyone who has quit the party, be it a volunteer or a leader, can always come back. I will try to persuade them to return to the party fold,” he added.
Arora also held the AAP leadership responsible for party’s defeat in the Punjab assembly elections. “Over-confidence led to many blunders and Chhotepur episode also led to the debacle.”
On Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi’s removal as state party convener, Arora said party supremo Arvind Kejriwal had one-to-one interaction with 70 senior party leaders from Punjab before taking the decision.