Phoolka’s name recommended for Punjab AAP convener

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
  • Updated: May 30, 2014 09:05 IST

The name of Supreme Court lawyer and prominent Sikh face of the Aam Aadmi Party, HS Phoolka, has been recommended to be new state convener of the AAP.

But Phoolka, who lost a close contest to Congress’ Ravneet Singh Bittu from Ludhiana in the Lok Sabha polls, remains undecided.

The name was cleared by national convenor of the party Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday after the Punjab executive body, in a meeting held in Jalandhar, picked Phoolka, according to Himanshu Pathak, a member of the state executive.

Harjot Singh Bains is the incumbent state convener. Sources said a nine-member delegation of the executive had gone to Delhi to have a final word with Kejriwal.

Phoolka, however, said he would take a call after discussions with state leaders, including AAP’s four MPs. The AAP had won four seats from Punjab.

Also, Himanshu informed that Kejriwal would visit Amritsar on June 3.

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