In soup over his alleged support to ‘Referendum 2020′ — a Sikh radicals’ campaign to “liberate Punjab,” state’s AAP MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira today faced the ire of AAP’s top brass including Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who refused to meet him.
Beleagured Khaira, who is also the Leader of Opposition in Punjab Assembly and is presently in Delhi to meet senior AAP leaders, later approached Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia who too rebuked him and asked him to come clean on his act, said AAP leaders.
“Sisodia lashed out at Khaira while telling him that AAP has nothing to do with his referendum thoughts. He was also asked by Sisodia, to explain his stand through the Punjab unit president of the party,” said a party leader.
Last week, Khaira had reportedly said: “I support the Sikh referendum 2020 movement as Sikhs have the right to demand justice against atrocities suffered by them.”
Political parties in Punjab, including SAD, BJP & Congress are demanding sacking of Khaira along with raising questions on the silence of Arvind Kejriwal on the entire episode, while cornering the AAP on the issue.
The AAP leaders in Delhi claimed Kejriwal was “very much angry” with Khaira who has “pleaded” that he was “misquoted” by media.
“His fate hangs in balance, the party may take a decision on him after receiving his written reply,” they said.