Gurpreet Ghuggi Quits AAP After Bhagwant Mann Named Punjab Chief
Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi. (Photo Courtesy: Gurpreet Ghuggi/<a href="https://www.facebook.com/officialgurpreetghuggi/">Facebook</a>)
Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi. (Photo Courtesy: Gurpreet Ghuggi/Facebook)

Gurpreet Ghuggi Quits AAP After Bhagwant Mann Named Punjab Chief

Two days after the Aam Aadmi Party named MP Bhagwant Mann as its Punjab convenor, senior AAP leader Gurpreet Singh Waraich (Ghuggi) on Wednesday announced that he has quit the party.

Waraich, better known as Ghuggi, his screen name, was the Punjab convenor for AAP since 2016. He remained on the post as the AAP contested the Punjab Assembly elections in February 2016.

Expressing displeasure over the process of Mann’s appointment as the new state unit chief, Ghuggi said:

I’m resigning from the primary membership with a heavy heart. For Punjab, Punjabiyat whatever needs to be done, I will do that, but this party has deviated from its principles, and it has become difficult for me to continue with this party.

He also said the entire election process of appointing the new state chief was “fake and unfair.”

He further lashed out at AAP national leaders for not taking Punjab leaders into confidence while taking major decisions.

A few leaders in AAP's Punjab unit are also reportedly upset over Mann's elevation.

Punjab AAP chief whip and spokesman Sukhpal Singh Khaira had on Monday resigned from his posts after Mann was announced as the convenor.