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A Senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Leader Yamini Gomar in Punjab quits Party, says it has become “dictatorial and corrupt”

Gomar said AAP volunteers in Punjab were reduced to becoming slaves of AAP leaders and observers from outside the state

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Jalandhar, Dec 13, 2016: A senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader in Punjab, Yamini Gomar, on Tuesday resigned from the party’s primary membership claiming that the AAP had become “dictatorial and corrupt”.

She also accused AAP leaders Sanjay Singh and Durgesh Pathak of manipulation in the allotment of tickets and while managing party affairs in Punjab.

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“AAP leaders incharge of party affairs in Punjab are indulging in corruption and other wrongdoings. There is no democracy in the party,” Gomar told the media here, 160 km from Chandigarh.

Gomar, who belongs to the Dalit community, was a member of the AAP National Executive. She polled over 2.13 lakh votes in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls from Hoshiarpur (Reserved) seat as an AAP candidate.

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She alleged that the AAP leadership had become ‘anti-Dalit, anti-Sikh and anti-Punjab’.

Gomar said AAP volunteers in Punjab were reduced to becoming slaves of AAP leaders and observers from outside the state.

Party insiders however said Gomar was expecting a party ticket for the 2017 assembly election but was not allotted one.

The Dalits comprise nearly 32 per cent of Punjab’s total population of over 2.8 crore. (IANS)

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BJP Holds Arvind Kejriwal Responsible For Sanitation Worker’s Death

According to police, he had gone to clean the drain but got trapped in the silt and garbage in the drain

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The BJP on Monday held Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal responsible for the death of a sanitation worker in a drain saying that the government was playing with their lives as they are not given protective gear.

“This is not the first time that such an incident has happened. Due to the negligence of the government, sanitation staff goes for cleaning sewers and dies there after inhaling toxic fumes. They are never saved even after rescue operations,” Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari told reporters here.

His remarks come a day after a sanitation worker choked to death after he got trapped inside an underground drain while cleaning it in north Delhi’s Jahroda area.

The work of cleaning the drain was being carried out by the Delhi government’s flood control department.

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“Sanitation workers are our helpers and Kejriwal government is playing with their lives,” he said.

Highlighting the deaths of sanitation workers in Delhi in the past few years, the BJP MP from the North East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency said that in September 2018, five sanitation workers died while in August 2017, 10 died inside sewers.

“Kejriwal is responsible for the deaths of sanitation workers who die while cleaning sewers and the investigating agencies should take action against him,” he said.

Attacking Kejriwal, Tiwari said, “During the last three to four years, more than 60 workers have died.”

Arvind Kejriwal giving speech suring chanda bandh satyagrah
Arvind Kejriwal giving speech during chanda bandh satyagrah

He also accused Kejriwal of not fulfilling his promise of providing safety equipment to sewer workers and mechanical sweeping.

A senior Delhi Police official said that it has registered a case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code over the death of the sanitation worker.

The sanitation worker has been identified as Kishan, 37, a resident of north Delhi’s Wazirabad area.

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According to police, he had gone to clean the drain but got trapped in the silt and garbage in the drain.

His body was taken out from the drain by a team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) late on Sunday night. (IANS)