The Aam Admi Party (AAP) Political Affairs Committee (PAC) on Saturday suspended two of their MPs from Punjab, Dharamvir Gandhi and Harinder Singh Khalsa for anti-party activities and referred disciplinary proceedings against them to the party’s National Disciplinary Action Committee
The three-member National Disciplinary Action Committee, with Pankaj Gupta, Dilip Pandey and Deepak Bajpai as its members, will look into the complaints of anti-party activities and indiscipline against Gandhi and Khalsa, AAP said in a statement.
The PAC expressed its concern over anti-party activities indulged in by Gandhi and Khalsa. Both have been involved in the activities of certain outfits, opposed to aims and objectives of the AAP.
The Arvind Kejriwal-led party said that there were several instances which showed that Gandhi and Khalsa were trying to establish a parallel organization within the party with the sole objective of damaging the party in Punjab.
Both the AAP MPs joined hands with the BJP-SAD leaders in Punjab and have betrayed the faith of the common man, the party statement said.
Gandhi and Khalsa today organized a conference, parallel to that of the AAP, at Baba Bakala on Saturday on the occasion of Rakhar Puniya.
They used pictures of National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal and party MPs Bhagwant Mann and Sadhu Singh to create confusion and help Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP.
They used party symbol and pictures of party leaders in the publicity material of their conference without due permission from the party.
Taking cognizance of their anti-party activities and indiscipline, the PAC decided to refer their case to the National Disciplinary Action Committee for suitable action against them.
The PAC also unanimously resolves to suspend Dharamvir Gandhi and Harinder Singh Khala from the primary membership of the party.