Raghav Chaddha on joining of Congress ministers in AAP (Photo Credit: News Nation)
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) claimed that many big leaders, including four ministers of the ruling Congress party in Punjab, are in touch with them. All those leaders want to leave their Congress party and join the Aam Aadmi Party, but because of the sand mafia and corruption allegations on them, Aam Aadmi Party has refused them.
Addressing the media through a digital press conference on Monday, AAP leader and co-in-charge of Punjab Raghav Chadha disclosed this and said that these four ministers of Channi government are constantly approaching them to join AAP for the last few days. Since, these four leaders are facing serious allegations related to sand mafia; we have decided not to include them in our party. He said that the Aam Aadmi Party has no need for a 'sand mafia' disguised as a leader.
He said that the Aam Aadmi Party is an honest party. We do politics for welfare and development of the people. There is no place for such corrupt and mafia people in Aam Aadmi Party. He added that we do not want such people who have sold even the soil of Punjab, which is called mother; was not spared by these corrupt leaders of Congress. Our party does not want such sand thieves and mafia leaders of Congress.
Confirming the claims made by Raghav Chadha, AAP Supremo Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, "Aam Aadmi Party is going to form the government in Punjab after a few months. So many leaders from other parties are approaching to join the Aam Aadmi Party. We will not include any corrupt and criminal leader (to the party) under any circumstances. We will give a clean and honest government to Punjab. At the same issue, AAP MP and Punjab state President Bhagwant Mann tweeted, "Congress government is about to go. Only one month is left. That's why many of their big leaders are voraciously looting the Punjab. We will not include any dishonest leader in our party."
A few days back, AAP Supremo Arvind Kejriwal has also claimed that 25 MLAs and two MPs of Punjab Congress are approaching him to join the party. But he refused to include Congress leaders in the party, saying that 'we don't want Congress’s waste'. We do not do manipulative politics. We do politics of development and public welfare.