SP leader Farooqui may join AAP

December 30, 2013 - 10:42:47 am


Ghaziabad: Kamal Farooqui, once a leading light of the Samajwadi Party, yesterday hinted after meeting Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal that he may join the Aam Aadmi Party.

Farooqui, a former Samajwadi Party national secretary, met Kejriwal at his residence here for about an hour. Asked if he wanted to join the AAP, Farooqui smiled and told the media: “The whole country wants to join the AAP. I am sure you also want to join the AAP.”  He said there “is a pro-AAP wave in the country” and added that he had a discussion with Kejriwal. Farooqui did not give details of his meeting.

AAP sources, however, quoted Kejriwal as telling Farooqui that he will discuss his request for AAP membership with his party colleagues and take a decision. AAP leader Sanjay Singh said that Kejriwal had told Farooqui that the party “will first make sure that Farooqui doesn’t have any criminal or corruption charges against him”.

Sanjay Singh quickly added that Farooqui was a leader of high calibre and his presence in the AAP would definitely help the party. “But it is very important to make sure that he does not have any criminal or corruption charges against him,” he said. IANS

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