December 2, 2022

Punjab Ekta Party, led by former AAP chief Sukhpal Singh Khaira, introduced merger with Congress

New Delhi:

The Punjab Ekta Party, led by former AAP chief Sukhpal Singh Khaira, introduced its merger with the Congress on Thursday, with its leaders calling on Rahul Gandhi in Delhi.

Mr Khaira, the previous chief of opposition within the Punjab Assembly, mentioned the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is a “one-man show” and his quitting the Congress to hitch the Arvind Kejriwal-led get together in 2015 was a “mistake”.

Mr Khaira, an MLA from Bholath, together with Jagdev Singh Kamalu (MLA from Maur in Bathinda district) and Pirmal Singh Khalsa (MLA from Bhadaur in Barnala district), met Rahul Gandhi and joined the Congress formally.

All India Congress Committee (AICC) basic secretary in-charge of Punjab affairs Harish Rawat and the get together’s chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala have been additionally current on the event.

“The AAP is only a one-man show and there is nothing beyond Arvind Kejriwal in the party,” Mr Khaira advised reporters after assembly Rahul Gandhi at his Tuglaq Lane residence.

Mr Khaira mentioned he’s rejoining his previous get together and reposed his religion within the management of Mr Gandhi.

He attacked the AAP as being undemocratic and mentioned there was no system of inner democracy or dialogue inside the get together.

Mr Khaira additionally alleged that he was undemocratically eliminated because the chief of opposition within the Punjab Assembly and thereafter, he give up the get together to type the Punjab Ekta get together, which has models in each district of the state.

“Kejriwal is in the habit of scoring self-goals,” he mentioned, including that quite a few NRIs who had supported the AAP within the final Punjab Assembly polls stood disillusioned with the get together.

Mr Khaira alleged that the NRIs had supported the get together financially over the past Assembly polls however no cash ever reached the individuals of Punjab.

“The trust of the NRIs in the AAP stands shattered,” he mentioned, urging them to again the Congress now.

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