Sucha Singh Chotepur, who was recently sacked from the post of Punjab convenor by AAP, today said he will tour Punjab and meet his supporters to seek their opinions over his future course of action.
“I have been meeting 200-300 volunteers every day and now I will start touring Punjab after Thursday to seek opinions and views of supporters on what to do next,” he said here.
“Volunteers are my strength. Whatever their suggestion – be it positive or negative – and whatever consensus finally comes out, I will act accordingly,” he added.
The whole process of meeting volunteers will take about 20 days, he said.
Chotepur claimed he has been getting “massive support” from the volunteers from across India and abroad after he was removed as Punjab Convenor.
“I had put in my heart and soul for two-and-half years to build the party and supporters are with me,” he said.
Speaking on AAP’s prospects in the 2017 assembly polls, Chotepur projected a “setback” to the party.
“When there is a fight in a house or party, it will suffer,” he said.
He had earlier claimed there was “strong opposition” by volunteers against 25 candidates out of the 32 tickets given so far by AAP in Punjab.
Chotepur’s removal has posed a tough challenge for AAP which has been eyeing to wrest power from SAD-BJP combine.
Punjab Congress Chief Amarinder Singh has already said, “Congress party’s doors are open for everyone whether Chotepur, Navjot Sidhu…”
After Chotepur’s removal, his loyalists had even launched protest in Gurdaspur against AAP and had burnt the effigy of party’s national convenor Arvind Kejriwal.
Meanwhile, six parliamentary zonal coordinators of the Aam Aadmi Party today passed a resolution in support of Chotepur.
At a meeting in Mohali, they demanded that Chhotepur be reinstated in the party as its Punjab convenor and Sanjay Singh, Durgesh Pathak and the zonal observers, who had come from Delhi, be called back.
They also demanded that the 32 poll tickets distributed by the party so far for the 2017 Punjab Assembly election be reviewed.
AAP zonal coordinators Narinderpal Sharma Bhagta (Bathinda), Gurinder Bajwa (Amritsar), HS Cheema (Jalandhar), Amandeep Singh (Gurdaspur), Iqbal Singh (Khadoor Sahib) and Jasbir Dhaliwal (Anandpur Sahib) took part in the meeting.
The party has 13 zonal coordinators in Punjab.