Chandigarh: Sukhpal Singh Khaira, who resigned from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) two days ago, has announced a new political party on January 8.

"The 'Punjabi Ekta Party' will be Punjab-centric and a regional party," Khaira said.

Six ex AAP legislators including Kanwar Singh Sandhu, Jagdev Singh Kamalu, Jagtar Singh Hissowal, Pirmal Singh Khalsa, Master Baldev Singh and Nazar Singh Manshahia were present at the occasion.

On January 6, Khaira had quit the AAP, six months after he was ousted from the post of the leader of Opposition in the Assembly.

Khaira did not resigned as an MLA and had earlier attacked party supremo Arvind Kejriwal, alleging that his "dictatorial" attitude had shattered the dreams of Indians and the Punjabis for a clean alternative to the decayed and rotten system.

The 53-year-old, a former Congressman who had joined the AAP in December 2015, had sent his resignation to Kejriwal. In his letter, Khaira had alleged that the party had totally deviated from the ideology and principles on which it was formed post the Anna Hazare anti-corruption movement.

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