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PU NJAB-NRI Rattan Singh is AAP candidate from Shahkot

May 06, 2018 04:54 AM

NRI Rattan Singh is AAP candidate from Shahkot
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 5

Punjab affairs incharge of the AAP Manish Sisodia on Saturday announced a rich NRI, Rattan Singh Kakkar Kalan, as candidate for the Shahkot bypoll before leaving the media conference midway over barrage of questions on party chief Arvind Kejriwal’s apology to former Akali minister Majithia on the drugs issue.
Sisodia tried to defend Kejriwal’s apology saying it was a tactical move but chose to leave in a huff after more questions followed. Sisiodia said while leaving that he was addressing the press conference to reply to questions but not to enter in a debate or an argument.
Rattan Singh owns transport and construction companies in Dubai. He has been associated with the AAP since 2015. Sisodia said Rattan Singh had worked on the ground and party volunteers from Shahkot have chosen him.
Sisodia inaugurated party’s state office in Mohali. He later held a meeting with party workers and zone leaders besides MLAs.
Barring two MLAs — Kanwar Sandhu and Manjit Bilaspur — others were present in the meeting.
In a press release, Sisoida said the party structure in the state would be expanded in the coming days to prepare for 2019 and 2022 elections.
Addressing the volunteers, office-bearers and legislators, Sisodia said it was great to see that just a five-year-old party was running a successful government in Delhi and performing the duty of an aware Opposition in Punjab that raised the voice of unheard. He said it was due to the pressure created by the AAP that a corrupt minister, Rana Gurjeet, had to resign in the first year of the formation of the government.

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