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Infighting in AAP's Punjab unit family matter, will be resolved: Kejriwal

Press Trust of India  |  Rohtak 

today played down the infighting in the party's unit, calling it a family matter.

"Fights do take place among members of a family. It will be resolved," he told reporters here.

He also hit out at Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, saying, He doesn't know how to work.

The unit of the went into a crisis after was removed recently from the post of of Opposition in Assembly.

Khaira and seven other MLAs have now declared the AAP's Punjab unit "autonomous" and dissolved the present organisational structure.

The dissident have also set up an ad hoc political affairs committee which will choose a

Khaira has called Kejriwal and Minister "dictators."

But Kejriwal today said, The "issue is within the family and it will be resolved."


On being asked about the resignations tendered in March by and Sunam MLA as president and co-president of the state unit, Kejriwal said both posts are vacant.

At the same time, he added that the resignations were not accepted by the party.

The two had resigned in protest after Kejriwal apologised for accusing Akali Dal of being involved in the drug trade.

However, Bhagwant Mann has recently traded charges with Khaira, indicating that he is not with the dissidents.

Kejriwal said lagged behind in terms of development, and asked Khattar why he had failed to revolutionise the power, water, education and health sectors.

"Khattar should learn from us how to work, the Chief Minister said.

He claimed that the had brought in a revolution in the sectors of water, power, education and health despite the hurdles created by through the lieutenant governor's office.

He demanded that the government should distribute Rs 1 crore each to the families of martyred soldiers, on the pattern of Delhi.

On the contentious issue of the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal, he accused the Congress, the BJP and the in Haryana and Punjab of playing

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 19:05 IST
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