The Congress claims that 12 Punjab AAP MLAs are willing to leave the party

The Congress claims that 12 Punjab AAP MLAs are willing to leave the party
The Congress claims that 12 Punjab AAP MLAs are willing to leave the party

A state Congress leadership claimed today that there were specific intelligence inputs suggesting 12 disgruntled AAP MLAs were seriously seeking alternative political options. Operation Lotus was meant to conceal its failure to fulfill poll promises and divert attention from the growing internal dissensions within its Punjab unit.

Amrinder Singh Raja Warring, head of the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC), said nine of his legislators were in contact with the Congress, while three were in touch with the BJP.

AAP had recruited these leaders just prior to the Assembly elections, he said.

Central agencies have shared intelligence inputs with Punjab counterparts. As it tries to avoid any embarrassment ahead of the Gujarat and HP Assembly elections, the AAP leadership is fabricating a false narrative of its MLAs being poached,” Warring said during a joint press briefing with Bajwa.

The closeness of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann to the BJP and the central AAP leadership propping up the second line leadership for Punjab speak volumes about how the party is going to fall apart well before the 2024 parliamentary elections, Bajwa said. Before the parliamentary elections it was obvious that Mann would be Punjab’s Eknath Shinde.”

Furthermore, Mann-led AAP arranged a special Assembly session against the rulebook amid a high-voltage drama to borrow another six months before they could table a non-confidence motion,” Bajwa alleged.