AAP Leader Phoolka Resigns From Party Posts

19/09/2015 3:08 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - AUGUST 16: Senior advocate of Delhi High Court, politician, Human Rights activist, and author HS Phoolka leaves after wishing Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on his birthday at Civil Line on August 16, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Kejriwal (born on 16 August 1968) celebrating his 47th birthday on August 16. Born in Haryana's Hisar, he started his debut in politics while fighting the campaign against corruption with social activist Anna Hazare. Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on his 47th birthday over phone. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- AAP leader and senior advocate H.S. Phoolka announced his resignation from all party posts, saying he wants to devote “undivided attention” to the anti-Sikh riots cases which are at a “crucial juncture” on Saturday.

In a bid to scotch murmurs of a rift with the party leadership over his decision, Phoolka said that he would remain an “inherent” part of AAP, which he said is standing on the cusp of winning the next assembly polls in Punjab.

“After detailed discussions with New Delhi Chief minister Arvind Kejriwalji and with his approval, it has been decided collectively that I quit active politics and resign from party posts, to enable myself to entirely devote myself for getting justice for the victims...” Phoolka said.

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