Eviction Of Chhotepur Threatens To Cause A Major Divide In The Party

As on Wednesday, 21 members of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), including members of Parliament Bhagwant Mann and Sadhu Singh demanded to sack AAP convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur, who has been accused of taking bribe for assigning constituencies to party candidates for the assembly elections to be held early next year.

As Aap party members chorus for his removal through a written letter to the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, there are those who came in support of his removal as well thus causing  major tiff in the party.

Dr Manjit Singh Randhawa, a member of the Political Review Committee, has come out in support of Chhotepur, accusing Kejriwal of succumbing to the pressure from a coterie in the party and ignoring the ground realities. He alleged that the party was not run on democratic values. Giving an example of the autocratic way of running of the party, he said not a single meeting of the Political Review Committee had been called so far. Randhawa is likely to accompany Chhotepur, as he believes him to be an honest politician, to the latter’s press conference tomorrow.

 

The party’s Political Affairs Committee (PAC) is likely to meet at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence tomorrow to take a final call on his removal. Meanwhile, Chhotepur, spent the day preparing for a show of strength and to give his side of story to his volunteers. After his show of strength, he would be addressing the media in Chandigarh tomorrow.

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