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Punjab MLA Sukhpal Khaira Resigns From Primary Membership Of AAP, Says "party Deviated From Principles On Which It Was Formed"

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Punjab MLA Sukhpal Khaira has resigned from the primary membership of Aam Aadmi Party
  • In a letter to Arvind Kejriwal, Khaira has said that the party has totally deviated from the ideology and principles on which it was formed post 2012 anti-corruption movement

Punjab MLA Sukhpal Khaira has resigned from the primary membership of Aam Aadmi Party. 

In a letter to Arvind Kejriwal, Khaira has said that the "party has totally deviated from the ideology and principles on which it was formed post 2012 anti-corruption movement." 

On Thursday, Senior Advocate HS Phoolka resigned from AAP.

Phoolka who has been fighting cases for victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots said on Friday that following the 2012 movement, AAP should not have been formed. 

"When I look back I have learnt a lot in the five years of my political career. When I became Leader of Opposition, the bar association said that I cannot fight 1984 case after which I quit the position of the Leader of Opposition and fought the case. As you know that I am not working actively for AAP since the last year. I think the decision to form a political party from 2012 anti-corruption movement was not the right decision. The movement should have continued though," he said.

READ: "Decision To Form A Political Party From 2012 Anti-corruption Movement Was Not The Right Decision", Says HS Phoolka After Quitting AAP

A controversy broke out in December over reports of a resolution being passed in the Delhi Assembly calling for Rajiv Gandhi's Bharat Ratna to be revoked. 

Soon after the news broke, AAP backtracked saying the resolution was never passed. AAP also said that they only passed a resolution on calling the 1984 Anti-Sikh riots a genocide.

AAP MLA Alka Lamba had even said that she was being coerced to follow the party line to support the resolution on demanding the revocation of the ban. She even said that she would resign if the party asked her to.

Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said:

"We are not saying that the Bharat Ratna given to Rajiv Gandhi should be returned. Those whose hands are red with the blood of 1984 and 2002 should not do this kind of politics. Yes, it was a proposal by a member but it was never passed a resolution. It was not expunged because it was not brought up in the assembly," he said.

READ: 'Party never passed resolution asking revocation of Rajiv Gandhi's Bharat Ratna' says AAP

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