Portraying as a perfectionist in politics, Chhotepur not only condemned the National Convener of AAP, Arvind Kejriwal on television and press, for being silent on the sensitive issue but was also against the monetary compensation of Rs. 5 lakh by government to each victim family. Instead he befooled the common man of Punjab by demanding justice for the victims of 1984 Sikh riots and criticized the move of then Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal to set up a Special Investigation team (SIT) to probe the 1984 genocide.
As soon as he became the Aam Aadmi Convener, he got Dharamvir Gandhi and Harinder Singh Khalsa suspended from the party, as they were concerned about party’s existence and philosophy. Sucha Singh Chhotepur was always associated with racial fringe of sikh politics.
Dubious character of Sucha Singh Chhotepur as politician
Far away from patriotism and nationalism, Sucha Singh Chhotepur, a politician having dubious character talked much about sikh leader Jarnail Singh Bhinderawale. On one hand he called him a saint; on the other hand he addressed him as ‘chambal da daaku’. During his association with a known Khalistan supporter Simranjit Singh Mann, Chhotepur emerged as a prominent Khalistan supporter while speaking to media and added political fuel to the radicalism fire. He in fact tried to vitiate the hard earned peaceful atmosphere of Punjab when some of AAP leaders attended the grand congregation of sikhs (Sarbat Khalsa), where the demand for Khalistan was raked up. Issues like discretion of holy books and farmers’ compensations & suicides were left to their fate by the AAP convener and his party leaders.
Sucha Singh Chhotepur is usually seen addressing the political rallies as well as conducting interviews on different media, where he mixes religion with politics. Overall, it would not be wrong to state that opportunism of AAP government and its conveners’ like Sucha Singh Chhotepur has made the Aam Aadmi Party ramble from one crisis to another in recent months.