To re-erect the crumbling Aam Aadmi Party in Punjab, the party has appointed its senior leader Dr Balbir Singh to form the party’s organisational structure in the State.
With this, AAP’s Punjab unit will have two co-presidents with Sunam MlA Aman Arora, already holding the post. Sangrur MP Bhawant Mann is currently holding the charge of AAP’s state unit president.
Both Mann and Arora had step down from the party posts after AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal tendered an apology to SAD leader Bikram Majithia recently — which were not accepted by the party high command.
The announcement of Dr Balbir’s appointment was made by Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister and in-charge Punjab affairs Manish Sisodia on Tuesday, amid the clamour within the party to give autonomy to State unit.
The official statement by the party stated that the decision to have two co-presidents to assist the State president has been taken after detailed discussions in the recently held meetings of all five zonal presidents and MlAs with Sisodia at New Delhi.
Dr Balbir Singh has been given responsibility of expansion of organisational structure and other related works.
MANSAHIA ElECTED AS CHIEF WHIP
Aam Aadmi Party-Punjab’s legislature group on Tuesday unanimously decided to elect Mansa MlA Nazar Singh Mansahia as chief Whip, while Bathinda Rural MlA Rupinder Kaur Ruby and Bhadaur MlA Pirmal Singh Khalsa have been elected as Whips.
“The decision was taken in the legislature group meeting on Tuesday. All the appointees are very active, energetic and well qualified persons,” said the leader of AAP’s legislature group and the leader of Opposition in Vidhan Sabha Sukhpal Khaira, who presided over the meeting. He said the Speaker has been apprised of these appointments through a letter.