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‘Strategy behind humiliating Chhotepur involves making way for Kejriwal in Punjab’

punjab Updated: Aug 27, 2016 15:26 IST
ANI
Sucha Singh Chhotepur

Congress leader Manish Tewari (HT File Photo)

Asserting that the removal of Sucha Singh Chhotepur as the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab chief on charges of corruption was an ‘orchestrated strategy’, the Congress Party on Saturday said that the game plan behind his removal is to prepare the ground for AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal’s move from Delhi to Punjab.

“The humiliation of Sucha Singh Chhotepur is the part of an orchestrated strategy by the AAP in order to create a situation where Kejriwal, having made a mess out of Delhi, is able to move out and come to Punjab and that strategy involves the pygmyisation of the established AAP leadership in Punjab,” Congress leader Manish Tewari told ANI.

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Listing out instances where the AAP had ‘marginalised’ their own, he added that “there is one gentleman who has a very colourful character, therefore is not taken seriously,” in reference to Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann and asserted that the “only man who had a certain amount of gravitas” had been humiliated now.

“By humiliating him (Chhotepur), they have completely and absolutely demolished themselves, but the game plan behind the demolition is to prepare the ground for Kejriwal’s move from Delhi to Punjab,” Tewari said.

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