Chandigarh, January 16
AAP MLA Baldev Singh on Wednesday resigned from the party’s primary membership, accusing its leadership of “giving up its basic ideology and principles” and party chief Arvind Kejriwal of being “dictatorial and arrogant”.
The AAP legislator from Jaitu tendered his resignation to Kejriwal. He is the second MLA to quit the party after Bholath MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira — another AAP rebel who resigned on January 6.
“I am pained to forward my resignation from the primary membership of the AAP because the party has completely given up its basic ideology and principles,” he said in a letter to Kejriwal.
“As a result of your dictatorial, arrogant and autocratic style of functioning, pioneers of AAP like Parashant Bhushan, Yogender Yadav, Medha Patikar, Kiran Bedi, Dr. Gandhi, H S Khalsa, Sucha Singh Chottepur, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Ashish Khetan, Ashutosh, H S Phoolka etc. have all left the party or have been thrown out in a humiliating manner,” he alleged.
“Therefore, keeping these saddening developments and circumstances in mind… I have decided to quit as a primary member of the AAP,” Baldev Singh said.