Advocate HS Phoolka resigns from AAP

Advocate HS Phoolka on Thursday resigned from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). He made the announcement on Twitter where he said that he had submitted his resignation letter to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who asked him to reconsider the decision. “But I insisted,” he said.

“I have resigned from AAP & handed over resignation to Kejriwal ji today. Though he asked me not to resign but I insisted,” Phoolka tweeted.

Phoolka said that he would hold a press conference on Friday and explain the reasons for leaving the party.

He tweeted on Thursday, “Will be briefing media tomorrow at 4pm at Press Club, Raisina Rd, New Delhi to explain the Reason of leaving AAP & my further plans.”

Phoolka had joined AAP in January 2014 and contested in the Lok Sabha elections that year from Ludhiana on a party ticket but lost to a Congress candidate.

He had earlier resigned as a legislator from the Punjab Aassembly last year over the state government’s failure to take action against former chief minister Prakash Singh Badal in a sacrilege case.