CHANDIGARH: Two days after it was routed in the civic body elections in Punjab, the party leadership has appointed its Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia as the new in-charge of the state’s affairs.
So far, the Punjab AAP unit was given a free hand by the central leadership ever since interference by Delhi leaders was cited as a factor for the party’s dismal performance in the assembly elections in February.The graph of AAP in Punjab has only dipped in the last few months with the party getting relegated to the third position in the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha byelection in October and not getting a single seat in three municipal corporation polls held on Sunday.
This happened despite the party emerging as the principal opposition party in the Vidhan Sabha with 20 seats.
“After assessment of the prevailing political situation in the state, the political affairs committee of AAP on Tuesday has appointed a senior party leader as ‘prabhari’ of Punjab,” said an official statement.
21 Feb 2019
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