The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) announced on Sunday that its workers will gherao chief minister Parkash Singh Badal’s residence in Chandigarh on May 16 to protest the alleged Rs 12,000-crore food grain scandal in the state.
Calling it the “biggest food scandal” in the Badal-led SAD-BJP government, AAP’s Punjab in-charge Sanjay Singh said in a statement that the party had demanded a probe by a sitting Supreme Court judge.
He said the party workers will hold protest demonstrations in various parliamentary and assembly segments in the state to highlight the scam “so that the real culprits are brought to justice”.
AAP forms 3-member panel to streamline future joinings
Meanwhile, the AAP announced a 3-member panel to decide on allowing outsiders into the party fold. The central panel comprises senior AAP leader Durgesh Pathak, Lok Sabha member Bhagwant Mann and the party’s Punjab convener Succha Singh Chhotepur.
Sanjay Singh said the central panel was formed during a meeting of the party’s election campaign committee on Saturday evening. He said all zonal and sector in-charges and also central observers of the party in Punjab had been informed that they will not longer effect any new joining without consulting the central panel.
“This has been done to streamline the process of the people joining the party across the state,” Sanjay added.
Also, former IAS officer Jasbir Singh Bir will head the AAP’s administrative and grievance cells in Punjab. Bir would also look into the matters concerning ex-servicemen, a party spokesman said.