Punjab Congress leader Khaira joins AAP
Former Bholath MLA and Congress leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Friday joined Aam Aadmi Party as he hit out at party vice president Rahul Gandhi for allegedly “compromising” on his “own principles” and ideology and called PCC chief Amarinder Singh a “tainted and corrupt” leader.
Khaira joined AAP here in the presence of AAP’s leadership including inchrage of Punjab affairs Sanjay Singh, and state convener Sucha Singh Chottepur and Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann.
Khaira, who had been Congress party’s spokesperason and the most vocal face of the party submitted his resignation from the primary membership of the party to Rahul Gandhi.
Sanjay Singh formally inducted Khaira here on Friday and applauded him for “taking on Badals single handedly by exposing their misdeeds”.
“We welcome Khaira in our party and we hope he will work hard to consolidate the party in the state,” Singh said.
Describing his decision to join AAP as a “turning point” of his life, Khaira attacked Rahul Gandhi and Amarinder Singh and said he felt “suffocated” in the party despite serving it for over two decades.
“I was upset with Rahul Gandhi who always promised to bring honest and young people and qualitative change in the polity of India. Unfortunately, he compromised on his own principles and ideology by forming new Punjab Congress team including Amarinder Singh, Ambika Soni and Lal Singh just to win polls in Punjab,” Khaira said.
He hit out at Amarinder and Lal Singh while accusing them of being “tainted and corrupt”.