Gurpreet Ghuggi quits AAP, raises questions on Mann as Punjab chief
Former convenor of AAP's Punjab unit Gurpreet Singh Waraich 'Ghuggi' on Wednesday resigned from the party's primary membership while terming the process under which Bhagwant Mann was appointed the party's state chief a "farce".
Ghuggi also slammed AAP's national convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal saying he did not have even five minutes to spare for the people of Punjab, where he spent a lot of time before the assembly polls. Like Mann, Ghuggi is a popular Punjabi comedian. Ghuggi's decision to quit comes just two days after the party chose Sangrur MP Mann as its Punjab unit chief, a post he held before that.
The decision was taken on Monday in a meeting chaired by Kejriwal. Ghuggi said his opposition was not against any individual but he was upset with the appointment process.
"My opposition is to the process of appointing the new convenor...I would have been happy, had my party high command called me and said they are under pressure to replace me and wanted someone else in my place, I would have myself given up," he said.