The Aam Aadmi Party has softened its stand for the former AAP Punjab Convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur and taking u-turn on Chhotepur episode, Sanjay Singh tried to placate him.
The AAP party has mastered the art of taking u-turns and now tried to patch up with Chhotepur so that the damage in AAP could be controlled. Earlier, the party boasted of its moral high grounds on zero tolerance against corruption. When the party witnessed a strong resentment in AAP Punjab leadership after the removal of Chhotepur, the party in charge Sanjay Singh suddenly took u-turn and showed his soft corner for him.
Sanjay Singh and Chhotepur met at Chhotepur’ house where Sanjay Singh tried to pacify him and told him that all his demands were accepted. The AAP Punjab in charge told that Chhotepur is still a member of the party. The party has been adopting the conciliatory approach towards Chhotepur. Even the Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann backed Sanjay Singh and told the Chhotepur was only removed from the post of convener.
The party has taken u-turn on Chhotepur as factionalism started rising in AAP Punjab when the AAP Punjab convener was removed from his post. The removal of Chhotepur had raised a storm in AAP Punjab when six out of 12 district zonal coordinators gave an ultimatum to the party high command to reinstate Chhotepur otherwise, face consequences.
Reports from the Chhotepur group suggest that his first reaction to the reconciliatory offer is of distrust. Sanjay Singh again took a u-turn when he was asked about the meeting with Chhotepur. He refuted the information of his meeting with Chhotepur.
However, Chhotepur has raised curtains from the lies of Sanjay Singh. The former AAP Punjab convener has admitted that Sanjay Singh came to his place and tried to pacify him. He said that he won’t stop anyone coming to his place and even his enemy is most welcome at his place. He said he is still in the party but not mentally.
Chhotepur said that AAP leadership backstabbed him and he is very much upset because he wholeheartedly worked for the party. And the party did not give him any chance to explain his side and moreover, AAP humiliated him.