Captain Amarinder on Saturday welcomed into the party fold prominent former AAP leader, Dr. Daljit Singh, with the confidence that his entry into the party would give it a strong boost in the golden city of Punjab.
Describing Dr. Singh as a prominent citizen and eye surgeon, Captain Amarinder said he had come to Amritsar specially to welcome into the Punjab Congres, which would be further strengthened with his entry.
A large number of other AAP supporters as well as a BJP councillor, Dr. Anoop, joined the Congress on the occasion.
Among the joinees were AAP Induction Wing president Jatinder Modgill and zonal coordinator Jatin Sood, besides Barry Gerawal and Varinder Khara from the US, Simrat Kaur, Deep Kaushal, Gursharan Khatria and Balwinder Singh.
Terming AAP and its leader Arvind Kejriwal as dangerous for the country, with conspiracies and not service their only agenda, Dr. Singh said he had decided to join the Congress to ensure that AAP does not win a single seat in the coming Assembly polls.
Captain Amarinder told mediapersons that Punjab did not want Kejriwal, who was an anarchist, to come and disturb its peace. He pointed out that Kejriwal had been running an NGO in Delhi, which was funded by Ford Foundation which in turn received funds from the CIA.
Not a single ticket was being given in AAP without its senior leaders taking money, and widespread complaints of molestation of women showed the extent to which Kejriwal’s party had stooped in its obsession for power. Pointing out that the AAP campaign was being managed by outsiders, Amarinder said it was clear that the party did not trust or support Punjabis.
Dr. Singh had lost to Captain Amarinder in the 2014 Lok Sabha election from Amritsar after giving a good fight on behalf of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). However, he was expelled by AAP in July 2016 as its Punjab disciplinary committee chairman and state executive member for allegedly indulging in anti-party activities.
Dr. Singh, who had charged senior AAP leaders Sucha Singh Chhotepur and Sanjay Singh of trying to ruin the party, said he was completely disillusioned by the way the party was being run under Arvind Kejriwal’s leadership. He claimed he was removed from the party since he objected to its way of functioning and had even warned of a vertical split, which had subsequently happened.
Dr. Singh said there was no democracy within AAP and anyone daring to speak up against the malpractices in the party was suppressed. His volunteers were not allowed to speak in party forums while he himself spent his time in AAP discovering that it was an anarchist organization with a manipulative leadership totally controlled by Kejriwal, Sanjay Singh and Durgesh Pathak.
The party, he said, had been inducting people without clean image and internal resentment was growing over the way the affairs of the party were being managed.