Khaira's removal: AAP MLAs meet Sisodia

By PTI Published on Jul 30, 2018 11:06 AM IST

New Delhi: A section of the AAP legislators from Punjab met senior party leader and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia here tonight amidst a crisis over Sukhpal Singh Khaira's removal as the leader of opposition in the state Assembly.

After the meeting, Sisodia expressed regret over the fact that certain AAP legislators opposed to replacing Khaira with Harpal Singh Cheema, a Dalit MLA from the party.

The AAP had acknowledged the rights of the Dalit community by appointing Cheema as the leader of opposition in the Punjab Assembly, he said.

"I am deeply hurt that some of our friends are opposing it. I explained to them that the Aam Aadmi Party was formed to lend voice to Dalits and the poor. The Congress, the Akalis and the BJP are opposed to Dalits and the poor," Sisodia tweeted.

The MLAs urged Sisodia to reinstate Khaira but the demand was declined, a party leader said. Sisodia is in charge of the AAP affairs in Punjab.