Punjab: Rebel AAP group extends support to Chhotepur
Amritsar, Aug 28: A rebel group of Aam Aadmi Party led by Manjit Singh Randhawa on Saturday extended support to Sucha Singh Chhotepur and accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of indulging in "dictatorial behaviour".
The group also said it "rejects" the list of the candidates announced by AAP for the upcoming assembly elections in Punjab. Talking to media persons here, Randhawa, who was earlier a member of AAP's Political Review Committee, said they have already formed their own party- 'AAP Punjab' -and extended "whole hearted" support Chhotepur, former Convener of AAP.
Describing Chhotepur as an honest person, he said Kejriwal was not "aware" about the culture and geographical importance of Punjab. Randhawa alleged that AAP led by Kejriwal has now become the political outfit of "conspirators" and has only "ulterior motive to grab power in Punjab at any cost".
He said 'AAP Punjab' will prepare a "separate election manifesto" for the forthcoming elections and will be announced in the coming days. The rebel leader said it will be followed by announcing the name of candidates and Chhotepur will be the party's "president" in Punjab.