Gurpreet Ghuggi Quits AAP, Questions Mann's Appointment as Party's Punjab Chief

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Two months after Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) made its debut in Punjab Assembly with 20 MLAs, the party seems to be on verge of a disintegration, with another leader and former convener Gurpreet Singh Waraich resigning from the primary membership of the party.

AAP's most prominent faces in Punjab, both popular stand-up comics, are engaged in a less-than-funny war of words fueled by the party's crash in the recent state election.

Raising apprehensions on the re-structuring of the party in Punjab, senior leader Kanwar Sandhu, who is in Canada, had said in a Facebook post on Tuesday: "In my view, instead of rejuvenating and strengthening the Punjab unit of the AAP, the manner of its reorganisation on May 8 [Monday] could end up weakening it".

Comedian-turned-politician Waraich told the media here that he has resigned from the primary membership of the AAP.

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Asked how he saw Mann as the new state party chief, Ghuggi took a jibe saying, "When someone's eyesight is not right and he is asked to drive a bus then accident will certainly take place".

Ghuggi's decision to quit comes just two days after the party chose the Sangrur MP as its Punjab unit chief.

Notably, the rejig was followed by resignation of senior leader and MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira as party spokesperson and chief whip in the Punjab Assembly. "I had asked why Arvind Kejriwal, Sanjay Singh and Durgesh Pathak could not come to Punjab after losing the elections to boost the morale of the workers". "It has become hard for me to continue with this party".

Fact: What did Ghuggi say? Another AAP leader from Panjab University Senate has opposed Mann's appointment and said that he is not a person with "a good image". He said the AAP leadership in Delhi should give a free hand to whoever was made the convenor. "They call this election process, this is not election process it is a farce", Ghuggi said.

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Ghuggi said that Mann had worked very hard for the party. The resignation of Khaira was in protest for Mann's selection.

Ghuggi was removed from the post to make way for Mann, who was allegedly appointed on the condition that 'he will not drink'.

Adding up to his rude behaviour Mann indicated that the party's team acted like a "mohalla cricket team". "His resignation is a direct result of the moral degradation of the AAP", SAD secretary general Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa said.

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