The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday ruled out the formation of an alliance with any political party in Punjab and claimed to emerge as a single party with clear majority of seats in the state. The party’s state convener, Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi, claimed that they would not join hands with any political party or front in the state for the upcoming assembly elections.
Ghuggi said, “Forming an alliance is not the tradition of the AAP and we will not fight elections in collaboration with any political party or front.”
He was here to address a political rally at Guru Nanak Nagar in favour of party candidate Karanvir Singh Tiwana. He said that the party would soon release the list of the remaining candidates for the assembly elections. He added that time was running out and candidates have to visit each and every house in the constituency.
Replying a query about the resentment of workers against the previous list released by the party, Ghuggi said, “We have called workers and leaders to Chandigarh to address their grievances and would surely withdraw ticket of any candidate having criminal background.”
He added that Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal was coming to Punjab on October 23 and would stay in the state till October 25. He said that the visit of Kejriwal would boost the morale of workers and candidates.
The rally failed to attract people from the area as most of the chairs were lying vacant in the rally spot.
Although, the rally was delayed for almost two hours as the Ghuggi reached at around 7 in the evening. Earlier, the rally was fixed at 5 pm.
The number of the female participants was also very less in the gathering.
CHIT FUND FRAUD VICTIMS SUBMIT MEMO
Victims of alleged scams of chit fund companies met Aam Admi Party (AAP) Punjab convener Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi, when visited the Lions Club here Nabha under the ‘Vote jodo jhadu naal’ campaign, and presented a memorandum to him regarding their grievances.
The victims said, “Even after orders of the Supreme Court, the SEBI remains silent and no recovery has been made from ‘rogue’ companies.” “We hope the AAP would help us recover our hard earned money,” said a victim.
The vyapar mandal also came forward with their demands. Somnath Dhall, president of the trade union, also presented a memorandum demanding the application of GST on the first step of the chain only and elimination of the collection of the tax at the lower levels to provide free environment to small traders. They also demanded the withdrawl of property tax. Ghuggi assured them to put up their issues before the party.