Sukhpal Khaira terms resignation of 16 AAP leaders unfortunate
Sixteen AAP leaders, including six district chiefs, had quit their posts on Sunday to register protest against state co-president Dr Balbir Singh’s ‘‘arbitrary decisions’’.Updated: Jul 17, 2018 09:31 IST
Hindustan Times, Amritsar
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA and leader of opposition in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Monday termed resignation of 16 leaders from party posts unfortunate.
Sixteen AAP leaders, including six district chiefs, had quit their posts on Sunday to register protest against state co-president Dr Balbir Singh’s “arbitrary decisions”. In a joint resignation letter addressed to Delhi deputy chief minister and in-charge of party affairs in Punjab Manish Sisodia, they had said Balbir Singh had taken several wrong decisions from the time he was appointed the state co-president due to which the party’s graph was plummeting in the state.
“It’s party’s internal matter. I will meet party’s state chief Bhagwant Mann and will urge him to call a special meeting of AAP office-bearers to sort out the issue. We will listen to the grievances of party leaders who have resigned,” said Khaira.
Replying to a media query that those who resigned are his supporters, Khaira said all volunteers, workers and party leaders are his supporters and he is their supporter. He also dismissed reports that the resignations were fallout of differences between him and Dr Balbir Singh.
SEEKS PROBE INTO ‘BADALS’ CHARTED FLIGHTS’
Khaira said local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has been raising many issues such as mining mafia, cable mafia, corruption etc, but chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh has not initiated any investigating into the allegations. “Now, Sidhu claims that former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and his son Sukhbir Singh Badal spent ₹121 crore from state’s exchequer on charted flights. The state government should initiate a vigilance probe into the allegations. Spending on the state chopper by Amarinder should also be made public, said khaira.
First Published: Jul 16, 2018 20:36 IST