Chandigarh, Aug 11: Days after Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) announced the first list of candidates for the 2017 Punjab Assembly polls, some party volunteers today objected over name of Ahbaab Singh Grewal as party's Ludhiana West candidate, claiming he is not a "winnable candidate".
Volunteers of AAP from Ludhiana (west) Assembly constituency led by Dr D S Grewal and Amandeep Singh Bains expressed displeasure over the name of Grewal. Grewal's name figured in the AAP's first list of 19 candidates for the Assembly polls in the state, slated for next year.
"We wish to request AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal that the Grewal, candidate from Ludhiana (west) Assembly seat, must be withdrawn in the interest of the party as he do not meet the core values of AAP," they said.
"Grewal lacks mass appeal and he is not a winnable candidate," they said, asking Kejriwal to name some other candidate from the seat who is "better suited".
"Out of some 800 total AAP volunteers in Ludhiana (west) 90 per cent are against the candidacy of Grewal," they claimed.
The volunteers said they had tried to raise their concern (about Grewal's candidacy) with Punjab's party affairs In-charge Sanjay Singh, but it turned futile.
"We will remain with AAP," they said, while reiterating that all efforts would be made to get the candidate from Ludhiana (west) changed. They claimed that there were certain "shortcomings" in the first list of candidates announced by the party.