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AAP leader’s referendum remark triggers row, Capt seeks Kejriwal’s clarification

Punjabi Politics
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 16 As Punjab Aam Aadmi Party leader Sukhpal Khaira on Saturday came under attack from within AAP as well as rival parties over his statement regarding “Sikh Referendum 2020”, the Leader of the Opposition in the state sought to clarify that he had never supported the campaign in favour of Khalistan.  At the same time, he added: “I have no hesitation to admit that it (referendum) is a result of the unending discrimination and persecution of the Sikhs by successive Central Governments post-Partition.” Distancing the party from Khaira’s statement, the co-convener of the state AAP unit, Dr Balbir Singh, said: “We stand for the unity and territorial integrity of India, and do not support any kind of referendum that br...

Mid-term poll will call Kejriwal’s bluff

India
The biggest argument against granting full statehood to Delhi is Arvind Kejriwal himself. If an election leads to the elevation of what a former Union Home Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde, called a "yeda" Chief Minister -- yeda is a Marathi word for unhinged -- when referring to Kejriwal, then the risk of elevating the status of the national capital cannot be taken.