The national convener of Aam Aadmi Party Arvind Kejriwal drew flak from the Kanshi Ram’s sister Swaran Kaur as she said that the AAP had given tickets to wealthy and influential candidates. Moreover, she said that Kejriwal has no love for Punjabis and his only aim was to get the power by exploiting the Dalit vote bank.
As per the information, the Kanshi Ram Charitable Foundation has decided to distance itself from the AAP. Swaran Kaur, sister of the BSP founder Kanshi Ram who is also the chairman of the foundation said that AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal had lost the faith of the common man in the state.
She further told that Kejriwal had no love for Punjabis and his only aim was to get power by exploiting Dalit vote bank. Kejriwal had visited the birthplace of Kanshi Ram six months ago on March 5 on the invitation of Swaran Kaur. After paying tributes to Kanshi Ram, he along with his senior party leaders had a closed door meeting with her.
Kejriwal had demanded Bharat Ratna for Kanshi Ram and since then speculations were rife that Swaran Kaur or her relatives would be fielded by the AAP during the Assembly elections.
Kaur along with the secretary of the foundation Lakhbir Singh said they had made it clear to Kejriwal that they would not seek any ticket from the AAP. She said that the AAP party had preferred to allocate tickets to influential and wealthy people.
She said Lal Singh, a poor man and former vice-president of the BSP, had worked hard for AAP in Punjab and became its vice-president. AAP party, however, ignoring his services allocated the ticket to former MP Mohan Singh Phalianwala from Ferozepur rural.
Swaran Kaur said that though Kejriwal needed the votes of Dalits, he had no interest in their uplift.