Former AAP leaders to oppose Kejri in Punjab

Former AAP leaders to oppose Kejri in Punjab

Former AAP leaders to oppose Kejri in Punjab

The Aam Aadmi Party will find its former members fighting against it in the Punjab polls. Dharamveer Gandhi, a suspended MP of the party, has collected smaller parties to take on the Congress, Akali-BJP and the AAP.

Former leaders of the AAP, Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan, who are now leading Swaraj Abhiyan, have decided to support Gandhi in his endeavour to oppose Kejriwal in Punjab.

Anand Kumar, Yadav, Bhushan and Ajit Jha, all were thrown out of the AAP national executive after they questioned Kejriwal’s style of functioning. Kumar heads Abhiyan, which had an impressive convention in Delhi.

The organisation decided to launch a federal party on October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

The party will have a structure which will ensure complete autonomy from state and district units.

 The party has decided not to field candidates in the Punjab polls, but it will support like-minded organisations and individuals.

“We agree with Gandhi that Punjab needs an alternative politics different from what is being practised by the Congress and the Akali-BJP.

“The alternative  politics will not be based on personality cult, but on federalism,” said Abhiyan.

 Gandhi, an MP from Patiala, has gathered Democratic Swaraj Party, Apna Punjab,Jai Jawan Jai Kisan Party and  Swabhiman Party to make a front.

“Gandhi is right in saying that in the Congress, BJP and AAP, decisions are taken in Delhi and the Akalis are selling the state to corporates,” says Abhiyan.


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