The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Punjab, has launched a state-wide membership drive under the tagline 'Aam Aadmi Army'. The drive was formally launched in Chandigarh on Wednesday, by party’s state president and parliamentarian, Bhagwant Mann, in the august presence of, among others, Leader of Opposition (LoP), Harpal Singh Cheema, Deputy Leader of Opposition (Dy LoP) Sarabjit Kaur Manuke and core committee chairman, Principal Budh Ram along with senior leadership.On the occasion, a booklet and record book highlighting the mission and objectives of the Aam Aadmi Army (AAA) was also released. Bhagwant Mann informed that the AAA team would reach out to each and every village and towns and city, and would t elect their team leader during the membership drive.Giving sidelights of the drive, Mann further said that the AAA would fight tooth and nail like the civilian army against the ‘mafia raj’, the illegitimate child of the Badals and Captain.The AAP leader said these self-centred and family-oriented politicians had not let the fruits of independence go down to the common man. People are dying under the scourge of floods, droughts, cancer, drugs and debt, saying that those at the helms of affairs, like Captain Amarinder Singh and Sukhbir Singh Badal were busy in sharing tweets on their twitter handles.Taking a swipe at SAD chief, Mann said that Sukhbir Singh Badal, who was the Lord of Sand Mafia in the state himself, was out there to gain public sympathy by harping on the old tune stating the recent floods were caused by the active sand mafia. Ridiculing his claim as a mere political gimmick, Mann said "It sounds like as if Al-Qaeda is accusing someone of disturbing the peace”.Others who were present on the occasion included Kulwant Singh Pandori, Manjit Singh Bilaspur (both MLAs), core committee member, Kuldip Singh Dhaliwal, state treasurer, Sukhwinder Sukhi, Dalbir Singh Dhillon, Jamil-U-Rehman, Prof Sadhu Singh, Baljinder Singh Chaunda, Gerry Barring, Gurdit Singh Sekhon, state media in charge Manjit Singh Sidhu, Mahila wing chief Raj Lally Gill, Harchand Singh Barsat, Neena Mittal Narinder Singh Shergill and others.
Membership drive: list of state committee, observers, co-observers announced
With a view to kick starting the campaign from ground zero, state president of the party, Bhagwant Mann,released a list of 39 observers and 3 co-observers. Simultaneously, a state committee team headed by Harchand Singh Bursat was also announced on the occasion.Mann said that each observer would take care of 3 assembly constituencies, to be supervised state committee. The AAA team would remain active and accessible during the membership drive, as well as on the power front and other future activities. The state committee would report on the power front to Morcha coordinator and legislator Meet Hayer.State Committee - Harchand Singh Barsat, Justice Zora Singh, Prof Sadhu Singh, Prof Bhiminder Singh, Navjot Singh Jarg, Jeevanjyot Kaur, Gagandeep Singh Chadha, Amritpal Singh, Raj Lali Gill, Dalvir Singh Dhillon, Neena Mittal Observer Ajay Sharma, Amardeep Singh Dhandra, Amardeep Singh Rajan, Avtar Singh Eelwal, Baljeet Singh Grewal, Bhupinder Kaur, Bikramjeet Singh Virdi, Deep Kamboj, Dilbagh Singh Brar, Dr. Ajmer Singh Kalra, Dr. Kawaljeet Singh, Gagandeep Singh Ladda, Gurdeep Singh Phaguwala, Gurinder Singh Shergill, Gurjeet Singh Gill, Gurpartap Singh Sandhu, Harbhupinder Singh Dharaur, Harinder Singh, Harjinder Singh Kaka Sran, Ikbal Singh Zira, Jasdeep Singh Garry, Jasvir Singh Jassi Sohianwala,Kirat Singla, Lashman Singh Grewal, Mahinder Singh Sidhu, Master Jagseer Singh, Master Karamjit Singh, Nishan Singh, Padam Anthony, Piara Singh, Ram Kumar Mukari, Ranjit Kumar, Ranjit Singh Dhamot, RPS Malhotra, Satbir Singh Bakshiwala, Simran Sehajpal, Tarandeep Sunny, Tarsem Singh Kahnke, Tejpal Singh Co- Observer Parmjeet Singh Gill, Gurpreet Singh Alloarakh, Dr. Gurpreet Natt.