Expelled from SP for pro-Bhatkal comment, Farooqui at AAP’s door
Expelled SP leader Kamal Farooqui has dropped broad hints of joining Aam Aadmi Party. Farooqui is reported to have met Arvind Kejriwal and congratulated him for becoming Delhi’s chief minister. Farooqui later told reporters that he would soon announce his decision if he was planning to join AAP.
‘Right now, everybody is interested in joining AAP,’ he said. Farooqui also discussed about the party manifesto. A AAP leader indicated that Farooqui may join the party.
The leader said that there are several good people in other political parties. AAP, he said, appeal them to join them. ‘For Lok Sabha elections, we will need good leaders working with other political parties,’ the leader said.
‘As Kejriwal has already invited such good persons, we again appeal them to join us and help us throw corrupt people from Indian politics,’ the leader said. The AAP leader criticised Akhilesh Yadav-led SP government for ‘demolishing few relief camps’ meant for riots victims of Muzaffarnagar and Shamli.
‘UP government should compensate victims and do something for them,’ Singh added. According to sources, the AAP is mulling contesting on all seats in Uttar Pradesh in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
Farooqui was sacked by SP as its secretary in September following his controversial comment that Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal was arrested because of being a Muslim.