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Kejriwal playing ‘use, throw and destroy’ politics: Gandhi

punjab Updated: May 12, 2017 08:55 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Gurpreet Singh Waraich,Aam Aadmi Party,Sucha Singh Chhotepur

Member of Parliament Dr Dharamvira Gandhi talking to mediapersons in Patiala on Thursday.(Bharat Bhushan/HT Photo)

A day after former Punjab convener of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Gurpreet Singh Waraich resigned from the party, the AAP rebel and member of Parliament (MP)from Patiala, Dharamvira Gandhi, accused the AAP and its national convener Arvind Kejriwal for playing ‘use, throw and destroy’ politics in Punjab.

“The unceremonious removal of Gurpreet Singh Waraich (Ghuggi) was unfortunate as Waraich faced the same fate what Sucha Singh Chhotepur went through a year ago. Kejriwal and coterie has moved ahead by destroying political careers of politicians,” Gandhi said.

He added that earlier, Chhotepur fell prey to Kejriwal’s conspiracy, and now Waraich, as he was used as a tool in the elections and now thrown out for no reason.

“Kejriwal and his party not only throw Punjab leaders from certain posts but also destroy political careers, which amounts of political murders of the leaders,” Gandhi alleged.

“Many more prominent leaders of the AAP have lined up to resign from the party as the party has not only ignored the interests of the party, but also sidelined the leaders who contributed in forming its base,” Gandhi said.

Over Gurpreet Waraich’s claims of proposing Gandhi’s name for post of AAP convener, Gandhi said such things stand no meaning today as no one can work independently in AAP, which is facing ideological crisis.

“What Gurpreet Waraich was talking about party’s inappropriate working, was already exposed to me three years ago. Raising voice for intra-party democracy is the right of every leader. But AAP is singly run by Kejriwal as he is running a party without any ideology, organisationally and philosophically,” Gandhi added.

He also said that there are no chances of him rehabilitating in the party again.

On the Satluj-Yamuna link (SYL) issue, Gandhi said that to discuss all issues pertaining to the river waters, the Punjab front and the Radical People’s Front, Mansa, have called a meeting of pro-Punjab intellectuals, river water experts and social activists on May 28, where a discussion would be held as to how to defend Punjab river waters through legally and by mobilising masses.

First Published: May 12, 2017 08:52 IST