Chandigarh, 29th Dec: In what is fast turning into a flood of support for the TMC in Punjab, Jagmeet Singh Brar inducted more AAP leaders into the TMC fold at a press conference held in Chandigarh today.
Today Manjit Singh, sector incharge of Nawanshahr, Banga & Garhshankar and one of the leading faces of the AAP in Doaba joined the TMC with a large number of volunteers.
Other prominent AAP leaders to join the TMC today include Dalwinder Kaur, member of the Mahila Wing in Mohali, Gurinder Singh of Head of AAP’s SC Wing, and Baldev Singh & Prabhjot Singh who are both Circle Incharge.
Today’s exodus is being seen as a sign of the rising revolt within the party over the delay in the alliance with TMC by the anti-Brar lobby within the AAP.
After joining the TMC Manjit Singh said “The efforts of grassroots workers who have fought day and night for a ‘Nawa Punjab’ need the guidance of clean leaders like Jagmeet Singh Brar who stood strong for Punjab’s interest for almost 40 years. My colleagues and I want to carry on our work under committed leaders like him who place Punjab above all personal ambitions” Manjit’s departure is being seen as a major setback to to AAP in the Doaba region as he had been instrumental in setting up the party’s base here. He also said “Now we will work for the greater interest of Punjab and not for the short term politics of a few people who were using the movement for their own political gain”
Dalwinder Kaur added “For a very long time now we have been urging our leadership to bring leaders like Jagmeet Singh Brar to the front lines of the movement but for some reason they have been disregarding the request of volunteers, so we have decided to join him directly now. We are the beginning more and more will join TMC now because issues and merit are given more value than propaganda here”
Gurinder Singh of AAP’s SC wing said “There is an increasing feeling among the SC support base of AAP that they are being used for political gain in the same manner that Congress and Akalis have used us in the past – we are more than a vote bank, we need full political representation and that is why we have joined the TMC now”
Jagmeet Singh Brar made a short statement at the event and said “The TMC is a platform for all committed social & political activists in Punjab and the time has come for us to bring the support we are getting into a statewide structure – I welcome my brothers and sisters with open arms and assure them that the TMC will give them every support possible in their mission”
Brar also hinted that in the coming days the TMC will launch a statewide campaign to increase its support base and organizational structure and said “We will be opening more offices in the coming days and a committee will be formed to engage with like minded people across the state very soon. I am in touch with big names in the congress and in the coming days they too will join the TMC”
Also present at the joining ceremony were Baljit Singh former AAP youth Vice President, Gautambir Singh, Gurdas Girdhar and Amardeep Singh Mangat.