The Aam Aadmi Party’s central leadership has called a meeting of its MLAs and party leaders from Punjab with its national convener Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi today. The move comes after a majority of its MLAs in the state discussed the option of splitting and forming a separate unit on Friday.
AAP’s state unit was pushed into a crisis after Arvind Kejriwal’s apology to Shiromani Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia for accusing him of being involved in drugs trade.
The state leadership had said, the meek surrender was painful and very unfortunate. This lead to the resignation of Party’s Punjab unit President Bhagwant Mann and co-president Aman Arora from their posts.
Meanwhile, Senior leader and AAP MLA Kanwar Sandhu has said, he would not attend the meeting. He said, a majority of MLAs in Punjab have decided that future meetings with the central leadership should only be held in Chandigarh.
In a further jolt, the Lok Insaf Party (LIP), AAP’s ally in the state, announced to break its alliance with the party in the wake of Kejriwal’s apology.