The resentment in Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on distribution of tickets for 2017 Punjab assembly polls is not settling down as party leader Harmilap Grewal announced his resignation from the party, citing lack of internal democracy.
He said that state leaders have been sidelined as the Delhi leadership is calling the shots.
“Over 15,000 party volunteers from Punjab worked for party in Delhi assembly segment but they didn’t capture the party there, but in Punjab, party is being managed by Delhi leadership and there is no say of Punjab leaders which has reflected in two lists of party candidates announced for 2017 assembly polls,” said Grewal, general secretary of right to information (RTI) wing of the party in Punjab. He said that many more party workers and leaders were having the same feeling.
Grewal said tickets have already been decided by the Delhi leaders and a farce programme of conducting voting by volunteers was being carried out.