Kejriwal’s four-day Punjab tour to begin today
Amid the raging controversies in the AAP government, its party chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday will embark on a four-day visit to poll-bound Punjab.
The visit comes at a time when the Punjab unit is under crisis over several issues, including sacking of Sucha Singh Chhotepur as Punjab convener. Media report suggest that Kejriwal will hear out the grievances of party workers in the state.
In his Punjab tour, grievances from party volunteers, workers, including those who are “angry over not getting party tickets” amid “growing voices of rebel” and allegations of exploitation of women, would be heard by the party chief.
The recent controversies threaten to derail the party’s prospects in high-stake 2017 Assembly polls.
“He will meet volunteers, observers, workers. He will also meet those who are unhappy over not getting party tickets. He will hear out anyone who has any grievance with the party,” AAP’s Punjab co-convener and MLA Jarnail Singh said on Wednesday.
“He wants to say that he is in Punjab and do not worry. If you have any problem or grievance, I am here to listen to you,” Singh said.
The visit of the Delhi Chief Minister assumes significance as the AAP is facing “crisis” after Chhotepur was removed as party’s Punjab convener for allegedly accepting money on the basis of a sting video. On August 4, the Aam Aadmi Party appointed Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi as Punjab convener in place of sacked Sucha Singh Chhotepur.