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Dissident AAP MLAs in Pb announce ad-hoc PAC

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

The dissident legislators of the Party's unit today announced its eight-member ad-hoc (PAC) for the state.

The committee comprises of Sukhpal Singh Khaira, former of Opposition (MLA, Bholath), (MLA, Kharar), (MLA, Mansa), Jagdev Singh Kamalu (MLA, Maur), Master Baldev Singh (MLA, Jaiton), Pirmal Singh Khalsa (MLA, Bhadaur), Jagtar Singh Jagga Hissowal (MLA, Raikot) and (MLA, Garhshankar).

Mansahia will be the member of the ad-hoc committee, which will also have a total of eight special invitees, Sandhu said.

The eight include (Gurdaspur), (Dharamkot), N S Chahal, (Moga), Deepak Bansal (Bathinda), (Hoshiarpur), Pargat Singh Chaugawan (rural), (urban) and (Mansa).

All the members and special invitees of the PAC will also be members of the proposed ad-hoc committee, Sandhu said.

The PAC will monitor and supervise the reconstitution of the entire political structure of the state including the appointment of the state president/convenor, he added.

It will also set up the party structure at the district, Vidhan Sabha constituency and block levels and supervise the district level party volunteer meetings to infuse new spirit in the party and strengthen the state unit, he said.

Once the state political structure is in place, the ad-hoc PAC and ad-hoc will stand dissolved, he said, adding that a new and state PAC would then be constituted.

This is the first step towards the reconstitution of the in after the party volunteers convention at Bathinda, he said.

Six resolutions were passed at the convention, including declaration of autonomy for the unit.

It had also scrapped the existing structure of the party in the state and announced that the process of forming a new structure would start soon.

The whole process will be in line with the concept of Swaraj as envisaged by AAP's national convenor Arvind Kejriwal, Sandhu said.

On August 2, in an act of rebellion at , a group of legislators led by Khaira had declared the party's Punjab unit "autonomous" and "dissolved" its current organisational structure.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 16:05 IST