Jalandhar: Following stiff opposition against party candidate, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) state in-charge Sanjay Singh on Tuesday night met disgruntled volunteers who were protesting the candidature of H S Walia from Jalandhar Cantonment seat.
Sanjay Singh met nine disgruntled volunteers at the residence of AAP leader Sajjan Singh Cheema where international hockey star- Rajbir Kaur, Jagdeep Gill, Jasbir Kaur Gill, Atam Parkash Singh Babloo and others. Senior journalist Major Singh, who was a strong contender from cantonment seat and ex-NRI Sabha chief Jasvir Singh Gill also gave the meeting a miss.
The AAP National leader also called H S Walia in the meeting. Both Walia and the nine AAP volunteers expressed their views before the Sanjay Singh.
During the meeting, AAP leaders demanded that the party should change the candidate from Jalandhar Cantonment seat. “We shared our concerns and the allegations on H S Walia’s candidature with the party leader,” said Atam Parkash Singh Babloo.
On the other hand, Walia also shared his side of the story. Both the factions had recently held press conferences against each other. It is pertinent to mention here that Sanjay Singh would be visiting Jalandhar on December 20.
It was learnt that the agitated volunteers demanded that somebody from amongst them should be allotted the ticket. “We have collectively put forward our demand and it is for the party to take a final call on this issue,” they
Notably, it was Indian Hockey’s Golden Girl – Rajbir Kaur, who was first to lodge a protest against Walia. Later, over a dozen party volunteers had launched a joint protest against Walia, blaming him of buying the ticket for Rs 10 lakh and blackmailing the top leadership of the sting video.
While Walia has strongly refuted the allegations, the disgruntled volunteers also failed to present the sting video. Even Walia has also questioned the credentials of the disgruntled leaders, claiming that they never performed and joined the party for ticket only.
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