The Aam Aadmi Paty has chosen Gupreet Singh Ghuggi as Punjab convenor on Sunday. He has replaced Sucha Singh Chotepur who was eliminated from this post last month.
On February 10, Ghuggi became part of the Aam Aadmi Party. He alleged that “ I took this step as I was amazed with the work done by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who brought "practical agenda and approach on the political landscape to resolve peoples issues which was lacking in other traditional parties.”
"(Parkash Singh) Badal and Amarinder are traditional leaders, Kejriwal brought new formula, practical agenda which I do not see in other political parties," Ghuggi said.
44-yr old Ghuggi said, “I was neither been a politician nor was interested in it. But it really hurts when you read news about farmers committing suicides every day after they could not pay their debt. Then today's youth becoming manner less on roads with no political will to stop them and most importantly, youth of Punjab are taking drugs, a curse which is driving divorce and making youth impotent.”
Last Month, Sucha Singh Chhotepur was removed from the party as some charges of bribe were put against him by the ticket aspirant. The decision to remove him as a Punjab convenor was taken by the Political Affairs Committee at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's home.
In context of allegations that were put on Chottepur, AAP Leader Bhagwant Mann said that, “He will be given a chance to explain his stand to the party leadership and that his case has been referred to a two-member committee comprising Jasbir Singh and the AAP Punjab joint in-charge Jarnail Singh.”
"The allegation is that Chhotepur sought Rs 60 lakh from from a ticket aspirant and the deal was fixed at Rs 30 lakh. The person has already paid him Rs 4 lakh, of which Chotepur returned Rs 3 lakh. He kept the rest of the amount with him," Bhagwant Mann said.
Sucha Singh Chottepur said, "I am saddened that the party, instead of defending me has levelled allegations against me. On the purported sting operation against him, Chhotepur said it was a conspiracy hatched by my own friends within the party."
Atleast 21 AAP leaders had told Delhi CM Kejriwal to dismiss Chotepur from the party.