The Aam Aadmi Party slipped into turmoil as party’s convenor Arvind Kejriwal tendered a written apology to former Punjab minister Bikramjit Singh Manjithia. The development made the party’s Punjab unit furious as state party President Bhagwant Mann and co-president Aman Arora resigned from their respective posts.
In the latest development, the Lok Insaaf Party broke its alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party.
Lok Insaf Party has two MLAs Simarjeet Singh Bains (Atam Nagar) and Balwinder Bains (Ludhiana South).
Earlier today, Mann, who announced his resignation on Twitter, said his fight against the drug mafia would continue.
“I’m resigning as a president of AAP Punjab… But my fight against drug mafia and all kind of corruption in Punjab will continue as an ‘Aam Aadmi’ (common man) of Punjab,” Mann tweeted.
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Over the question of resignation of AAP Punjab leaders, Delhi deputy chief minister told reporters that, “All our together, we will talk to them, they will understand.”
Mann, who represents the Sangrur parliamentary constituency in the Lok Sabha, was appointed the state party chief in May 2017.
On Thursday, Kejriwal withdrew his allegations and an application regarding the same was filed in a trial court in Amritsar, where a defamation case filed by Bikram Singh Majithia against the Delhi Chief Minister on May 20, 2016, is being heard.
“This proves that they were raking up the issue to tarnish my image and harm me and gain politically,” Majithia, who is the brother-in-law of Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Badal, told reporters here on Thursday.
“I will withdraw the case, which I had filed for what is right and for my own and my family’s honour.”
Majithia said another AAP leader Ashish Khetan too had submitted his offer of regret.
(with agency inputs)