Delhi effect: Aam Aadmi Party heading for split in Punjab?

BK Web Desk/ Srinagar
April 29, 2017 0 Comments NATIONAL 257 Views
Amidst speculations of churning in Punjab unit of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), its state convener Gurpreet Singh Waraich (Ghuggi) on Thursday underlined the need for the outfit’s high command not to lose contact with its local volunteers and leadership at this juncture. It was a must to keep the flock together, he said.
Waraich told TOI that the threat of rival parties poaching on AAP MLAs was for real. “The way the party has created distance from the local volunteers and leadership, chances of people contemplating to part ways can increase. It is a juncture for course correction and we cannot afford to have this sort of carelessness. I would definitely raise this matter at the forthcoming meeting of the political affairs committee (PAC) of the party.”
Meanwhile, speculations were rife of Thursday about at least two AAP leadersopening channels with the Congress. However, when contacted, they denied any such move at this point, adding that they were hopeful that the party leadership will do introspection and make necessary changes.
“Since the party is low spirits, there are all sorts of rumours doing the rounds. There are also unconfirmed reports of a dozen MLAs being brought together to explore the possibility of launching a new outfit,” said an AAP leader requesting anonymity.
Sources said heads could also roll in the state leadership in the days to come, besides some symbolic chances such as new nomenclature of party positions in Punjab.
Even though Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) managed to get more votes in the Punjab assembly elections in March, AAP emerged as the key opposition party with 20 seats.(ToI)

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