Senior lawyer and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader from Punjab, HS Phoolka, who has been representing victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in courts for the last three decades, has resigned from the party on Thursday.
“I have resigned from AAP and handed over resignation to Kejriwal ji today. Though he asked me not to resign but I insisted,” tweeted Mr Phoolka, who had joined the party in 2014.
Mr Phoolka added that he will brief the media tomorrow to explain why he is leaving AAP and his further plans.
“I shall be the first person to quit the Aam Aadmi Party if and when it joins hands with the Congress (either) in a direct or indirect manner,” he had said.
In 2017, when the Delhi Bar Council stopped him from appearing in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases against Sajjan Kumar and others, saying he enjoyed an office of profit, Mr Phoolka had quit as the leader of opposition in the Punjab assembly to continue his fight for justice.
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