Former state convener of Aam Aadmi Party Sucha Singh Chhotepur today rejected the inquiry panel constituted by the party’s Political Affairs Committee (PAC) to probe corruption charges against him.
After sacking Chhotepur, the AAP had announced a two-member panel comprising Jarnail Singh, party’s co-convenor in Punjab, and head of administrative and grievance cell Jasbir Singh Bir to probe the complaints against him.
Chhotepur has instead demanded a new panel with suspended MPs Dharamvira Gandhi, Harinder Singh Khalsa and chairman of Punjab dialogue Kanwar Sandhu for conducting “impartial inquiry” in the matter.
“I want them to show the video,” Sucha Singh Chhotepur said, adding, “I was expecting appreciation for putting in heart and soul for two and half years to build the party in Punjab. And now they have done this with me. God will never forgive them.”
The removal of Sucha Singh Chhotepur and his counter-attack at Delhi coterie and the resultant call for Punjabiyat has thrown the biggest challenge for the party ahead of the Assembly elections
The party is yet to recover from the controversy over the use of the party symbol “broom” alongside the photo of the Golden Temple on its youth manifesto
Besides, 25 of the 32 candidates declared by the party so far are facing opposition from within AAP
The worst fear that the party may be divided between Delhi and Punjab camps is proving true.
video: ZEE Punjab Haryana Himachal