AAP won’t back Khalistan: Punjab convener Chhotepur

Updated on Nov 20, 2015 08:44 PM IST

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday said it would not support Khalistan or the idea of a separate Sikh state that was highlighted at the radicals’ ‘Sarbat Khalsa’ on November 10.

Chhotepur said the ‘Sarbat Khalsa’ was the outcome of the anger among the public against the Badals, adding that in a democracy, everyone had the right to express his anger in a peaceful way. However, he opposed the sedition charges slapped on organisers of the ‘Sarbat Khalsa’.(HT Photo)
Chhotepur said the ‘Sarbat Khalsa’ was the outcome of the anger among the public against the Badals, adding that in a democracy, everyone had the right to express his anger in a peaceful way. However, he opposed the sedition charges slapped on organisers of the ‘Sarbat Khalsa’.(HT Photo)
Hindustan Times | By, Jalandhar

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday said it would not support Khalistan or the idea of a separate Sikh state that was highlighted at the radicals’ ‘Sarbat Khalsa’ on November 10.

“We never opposed the Sikh gathering that took place in the name of the ‘Sarbat Khalsa’, but at the same time we are not in favour of certain resolutions that point towards demanding a separate Sikh nation,” AAP’s Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur said at a press conference here.

He said the ‘Sarbat Khalsa’ was the outcome of the anger among the public against the Badals, adding that in a democracy, everyone had the right to express his anger in a peaceful way. However, he opposed the sedition charges slapped on organisers of the ‘Sarbat Khalsa’.

Meanwhile, Chhotepur ruled out the possibility of former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu joining the AAP.

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