In a major setback to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Bathinda Rural MLA Rupinder Kaur Ruby resigned from the primary membership of the party by announcing it on her social media platforms on late November 9 evening.
In a tweet, Rupinder Kaur Ruby said: “Mr.@ArvindKejriwal ji Convener, AAP & @BhagwantMann ji...This is hereby inform u that I am resigning with immediate effect from the membership of Aam Aadmi Party. Please accept my resignation”.
Mr.@ArvindKejriwal ji Convener, AAP & @BhagwantMann ji This is hereby inform u that I am resigning with immediate effect from the membership of Aam Aadmi Party.Please accept my resignation.Thx Rupinder Kaur Ruby.(MLA Bti.rural)
— Ruby (@RubyAap) November 9, 2021
As per reports, she had not been active in AAP affairs for the past some time. Even during the visit of Arvind Kejriwal to Bathinda, her photos were missing from the hoardings.
It is learnt that Rupinder Kaur Ruby had met Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, PPCC president Navjot Singh Sidhu and Congress in-charge Harish Choudhary in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Sources said she might join the Congress.
In the Assembly elections in 2017, the AAP had won three seats in Bathinda district. Earlier, AAP MLA from Maur Jagdev Singh Kamalu left the party and joined the Congress.
And now with Rupinder Kaur Ruby also quitting the party, the AAP has only one MLA left... Prof Baljinder Kaur from Talwandi Sabo in Bathinda.