AAP welcomed Balbir Singh Bath, former three-time Akali Dal MLA. Bath joined AAP in presence of Sucha Singh, state convenor and Sanjay Singh Chottepur and Punjab affairs in-charge. Besides Bath, Sarabjit Kaur wife of Captain Kanwaljit Singh, former state finance minister in the SAD government who died in a road accident in 2009 and Sukhwinder Sukhi, popular singer have also joined AAP giving a big boost to the party.
Balbir Singh Bath said that he was feeling unwanted in AAP and accused SAD of avoiding Taksali Akalis. Attacking Akali Dal, Bath said that it has become a private property of Badal family. Secular Lok Raj led by Harchand Singh Barsat, former OSD of Captain Amarinder Singh also collaborated with AAP.
Sanjay Singh said that the new joining is going to add value to the party. When he was asked about giving tickets to the members that are new Singh said that the party is not a place to fuel up anyone’s political ambition.
“We all are into it as volunteers. Those who are angry at not being given tickets do not subscribe to our ideology.”
Speaking on the issue of Akali Dal president’s accusations of AAP having links with radicals and Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), he said, “I dare him to make public the investigation report which proves our links. There is no place for Khalistanis in our party.”
Chottepur who had a fight inside the party said that it was an internal party matter and that he will take up the issue with senior leaders.