AAP Delhi MLAs write letter to Arvind Kejriwal seeking expulsion of Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan: reports
Aam Aadmi Party members Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan speak to mediapersons after the party’s national executive committee meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Source: PTI Photo)
A week after senior AAP leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav were shunted out of the party’s political affairs committee, a majority of the party’s 67 Delhi MLAs now seek their expulsion from the party, reports indicate.
In a letter addressed to national convener Arvind Kejriwal, several MLAs have reportedly raised grievances in connection with ‘anti-party’ activities of the two leaders and want their removal from the party.
Kapil Mishra, a party MLA from Karawal Nagar, told news agency ANI that the lawmakers are signing the letter on their own accord.
This development comes just a day after Yadav alleged that the party’s Delhi lawmakers are being forced by the senior leadership to sign letters seeking action against him and Bhushan. On Tuesday, the party, in an official statement, had come down hard on both leaders accusing them of working against the party during Delhi polls.
The AAP, in the last 2 weeks, has seen a severe rift in its ranks, exposing the party to criticism from all quarters. Several senior leaders, who back Kejriwal, have alleged that Yadav and Bhushan were conspiring together to remove Kejriwal from the national convener’s post. Yadav and Bhushan, on their part, have rejected these allegations in official statements to the media. The massive internal rebellion comes at a time when Kejriwal is undergoing a naturopathy treatment in Bengaluru, away from all the chaos.
Source:: Indian Express