Chandigarh: Amid speculation that Awaaz-e-Punjab could form an alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the coming assembly elections, independent MLAs from Ludhiana Balwinder Singh Bains and Simranjit Singh Bains said on Thursday that their newly-formed outfit would not align with AAP if the stand of its national convenor Arvind Kejriwal was against the interest of Punjab on the SYL issue.
The duo said they would also resign after holding a debate in the special assembly session on the issue.
“No question of alliance with AAP if the party will not stand in favour of Punjab on SYL issue. Kejriwal should clear his stand on the issue that AAP is against the SC verdict,” Simranjit Singh Bains said.
Simranjit alleged the SC verdict came against Punjab because the state government had not represented the case in a good manner. He said the state government was rather seeking the verdict against Punjab.
He termed the resignation by the Congress legislators, including Capt Amarinder Singh, a mere drama to befool the people.
“Before resigning on the issue, the Congress should have pressed Badal to call a special assembly session on the issue in which all legislators barring the political interests should have conducted a debate to find out the legal course of action to save the interest of Punjab,” he said after submitting a memorandum to the wife of Vidhan Sabha Speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal on Thursday.
He further said that Awaaz-e-Punjab leaders, including former SAD MLA Pargat Singh and Navjot Kaur Sidhu, would be meeting the Chief Minister on Friday to press him to hold a debate in the special session so that no drop of water could flow to other states.
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