AAP Punjab leader resigns after Kejriwal's apology letter

Gladys Abbott
March 17, 2018

Retweeting the tweets by the party's Punjab leaders, senior AAP leader Kumar Vishwas also took a dig at Kejriwal's apology through a poem.

"Rspctd @msisodia ji, due to painful turn of events since yesterday (Thursday), please accept my resignation from the post of co-President".

Punjab's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Bhagwant Mann resigned on Friday saying his "fight against drug mafia and corruption will continue".

Majithia had filed a defamation case against Kejriwal and others following the allegation made during campaigning in the Punjab Assembly elections. "Hence there should be no politics on such issues". Now I've learnt that the allegations are unfounded. "I hereby withdraw all my statements and allegations made against you and apologise for the same", Kejriwal wrote.

Majithia said another AAP leader Ashish Khetan too had submitted his offer of regret. Today, Kejriwal ji has murdered AAP by apologising to Majithia. "I have asked my counsels to withdraw the defamation case", the SAD leader said.

Bains further accused Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal of back-door dealing.

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Khaira said that he was getting numerous messages from volunteers following the apology by Kejriwal and said that he wanted to ensure that whatever decision is taken, it would be in the interest of Punjab. All of them condemned (Kejriwal) apology. The AAP MLA Kanwar Sandhu also tweeted that the apology was a disappointment to the people, especially the youth of Punjab. "Our fight for Punjab continues", he said.

Facing an open rebellion and a '#takebackapology' campaign launched by supporters, team Delhi backers, in a bid to save face, chose to continue attacking Majithia without targeting Kejriwal.

Condemning the apology, state AAP president Bhagwant Mann and his deputy Aman Arora have put in their papers.

AAP's Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh, meanwhile, reiterated that Majithia was a "smuggler" and "deserves to be in jail". We haven't been consulted on this meek surrender by a leader of his stature.

In November past year, when Khaira himself was at the receiving end of allegations that he supported a convicted drug smuggler, some AAP leaders, including a handful of MLAs, lashed out. "However, we are not aware of what the decision process of the party leadership in Delhi was on this issue", he said.

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