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AAP in Punjab party of Naxalites, claims Amarinder

Vishal Rambani, Hindustan Times  Patiala, June 01, 2014
First Published: 11:44 IST(1/6/2014) | Last Updated: 11:48 IST(1/6/2014)

Former Punjab chief minister and Amritsar MP Capt Amarinder Singh has termed the Aam Aadmi Party, especially its Punjab Unit, a party of “naxalies”.

“All the senior leaders, including Patiala MP Dr Dharamvira Gandhi, Faridkot MP Prof Sadhu Singh and AAP’s ticket contender for Patiala assembly by-poll Dr Balbir Singh, at some point of time had remained associated with the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) and it would be dangerous for the state if our youth fall in their trap,” said Amarinder, who was in the city to preside over a workers’ meeting.

“AAP is not an organisation, it’s a movement. Our youth, who are annoyed with both Centre and state government over unemployment, are falling into the trap of AAP leaders, who have nothing to offer,” said Amarinder, while talking to the media.

Amarinder said AAP would fade away as fast as it had risen.

"The people of Delhi have already regretted the decision to have voted for AAP and thus rejected them in the Lok Sabha polls.

A similar thing would happen in Punjab and the AAP will be wiped out in the time to come,” he added.

He said the defeat of the Congress was disappointing, but hoped that the party would bounce back soon.

On the party candidate for Patiala assembly seat, which fell vacant after his resignation as the MLA, he said that it was solely the prerogative of AICC president Sonia Gandhi to decide the candidate.

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