In yet another setback for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Outgoing Convener of Punjab unit Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi today resigned from party’s primary membership, saying that the party has deviated from its principles.
Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann was on Monday made the Chief of the Punjab unit of AAP replacing Ghuggi. The decision was taken at a meeting of the party’s top leadership with leaders from Punjab at New Delhi.
“The party has made such a person a Convener who has been asked to quit drinking. I refuse to work under such a person,” Ghuggi said.
When asked about allegations levelled by Kapil Mishra against the Punjab unit, he said, “Even I had received complaints. But the Delhi leadership ignored them. There should have been enquiry, but they ignored.”
He referred to Mishra’s allegations that “money, alcohol and women” were used during ticket allocation for the Punjab assembly elections.
“They followed pick and choose, intentionally blocked some good leaders who wanted to join AAP, but are now Ministers,” he added.
Earlier, Ghuggi had questioned the urgency of the party leadership in appointing Bhagwant Mann as the new State Chief.
Ghuggi was appointed as State Convener in September 2016, replacing Sucha Singh Chhotepur who was sacked from the post on the charge of allegedly accepting money from a party volunteer.