Ludhiana: The infighting in Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was witnessed on Monday after the two senior leaders of the party enters in spat over the possession of office of party in Sarabha Nagar.
The district convener of the party Chander Mohan Lakhanpal who had recently resigned from the party alleged that party candidate from Ludhiana West along with his supporters allegedly barged into the office and pushed the party volunteers out and tried to take the possession.
“The rent deed was executed in my name and I have spend funds to run the office from my own pocket and now AAP candidate wants to take the possession forcibly”, said Lakhanpal who was against the alliance with MLA Bains brothers.
Former AAP leader said that the furniture and other items were purchased by me and the funds collected from the volunteers and at that time no senior leader or candidate came forward for help and now they want possession.Talking to Daily Post, Lakhanpal said that I have written to Party high command about this and volunteers sentiments urging them not to form alliance with MLA Bains brothers. The party ignored our demands and I have resigned from the party, he said.
The party candidate from West constituency has declared that 45-K in SarabhaNnagar is no more a party office but today his supporters came to take possession with force. As the rent deed was executed in my name, I will hand over the possession to the landlord. Following the incident the Sarabha Nagar police was called but till then the supporters of Grewal fled from the spot.
Lakhanpal alleged the manhandling of party volunteers sitting inside the office by supporters of Ahbab Grewal. He further said that they will now meet Police commissioner and intimate him regarding the trespassing and manhandling by AAP leader in the rented property. When contacted, Station House officer at Police Station Sarabha Nagar Satwant Singh said that it was the personal dispute between AAP leaders. Appropriate action would be taken if they will receive police complaint but till now the matter was settled between both the parties. Despite several attempts, Ahbab Singh Grewal was not available for comments.
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