AAP sends notice to its Punjab disciplinary committee chief
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday sent a show-cause notice to its Punjab state disciplinary committee chief Daljit Singh for not “acting as per the Constitution” and sending arbitrary notices to party leaders there.
“We have sent a show-cause notice to him as the party found that he has not been acting as per the Constitution. He has sent notices to several party leaders in Punjab and has exceeded his brief,” said a party leader, requesting anonymity.
However, Singh refused to comment on the issue.
AAP sources said the notice was sent on Sunday by the National Disciplinary Committee – which comprises Ashish Khetan, Pankaj Gupta and Dinesh Waghela – all of whom are known to be close to party chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Sources added that Singh has not been in good terms with the state leadership and even sent a notice to Punjab state convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur.
Singh had also complained to Kejriwal about AAP’s Punjab in-charge and senior leader, Sanjay Singh, who is considered to be extremely close to the Delhi Chief Minister, they said.
After Delhi, the party is devoting its energy to strengthen its position in Punjab ahead of the Assembly polls in 2017. Although the party suffered a drubbing everywhere in the country, including Delhi, it managed to win four seats in Punjab in its maiden Lok Sabha elections in 2014.