The AAP has asked its MPs to give a report on the work they have done over the past one year, a day after three party parliamentarians met to register their unhappiness over the recent appointments in the Punjab state unit.
According to Dharamvira Gandhi, party MP from Patiala, he received an SMS from AAP’s Punjab’s observer and senior party leader Sanjay Singh asking for a detailed report on the work done.
“I received an SMS at 12.47 today from Sanjay Singh saying the party chief has asked for a report on three points. One is how many questions of public interest have we raised in the Parliament. Second how have we contributed to the party’s growth in our constituency. Third how much work did we do in our constituency?
“We have been asked to respond to it in next five days and we have enough time to do that,” Gandhi said.
Incidentally, the response from AAP MPs come at a point when three of them met yesterday and registered their unhappiness over the functioning of the party in the state.
A meeting was held at Patiala MP Dhamrvira Gandhi’s residence, along with Sadhu Singh and Harinder Singh Khalsa, parliamentarians from Faridkot and Fatehgarh Sahib respectively.
Gandhi said the party has appointed “parallels” in all 13 parliamentary constituencies without “consulting the party MPs”.
“We felt MPs were ignored while making these appointments and not taken into confidence. All should have been consulted. Where is Swaraj in this which the party keeps talking about? We have knowledge which is critical to the state in terms of heritage, culture and people.
“These people (those appointed) were not taken into confidence and are without much political credentials pertaining to AAP,” Gandhi said.
In an email dated July 6 by Harinder Singh Khalsa to party’s state disciplinary committee chief Daljit Singh, another AAP MP from Fatehgarh Sahib made a scathing attack on party’s Punjab observer Sanjay Singh and state convenor Such Singh Chhotepur.
“I think both are out to destroy the spirit of the party. What about the respect for the constitution of the party and respect for the only four MPs of the party elected from Punjab. Is Sanjay Singh bigger than the State Executive. And what is the Party. Is it only Sanjay Singh.
“I am afraid there is a move to disintegrate or at least take the spirit out of the party. We will certainly not sit back and let the rotten stuff come to the fore.We will not let the people of Punjab to be befooled and betrayed by a handful of non-entities,”
Despite several attempts Sadhu Singh and Harinder Singh Khalsa were unavailable for their comments.