New Delhi, Mar 7: Rumblings in Aam Aadmi Party took a new turn today when AAP leader Mayank Gandhi threatened to quit, accusing a “small group of party decision-makers” in Delhi of targeting him for decrying removal of Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from the party’s Political Affairs Committee. He also said that a concerted effort was being made on the social media to portray him as “anti-party” and “anti-AK” (Arvind Kejriwal). (Also read: Mayank Gandhi did not speak ultimate truth: AAP’s Rakesh Sinha)
Gandhi claimed similar attempts were made to “humiliate” and oust Yadav and Bhushan from the party but they overturned that plan by not quitting. “A price may have to be paid. A small group of party decision-makers in Delhi have already removed me from the informal BBM group. Attacks have begun against me from Ashish Khetan and others,” he wrote in a blog defying a “gag order” imposed by the party. The comments were made in a fresh blog titled ‘2nd note to volunteers-again from the heart’ by the AAP leader who had abstained from voting in the National Executive meeting held on Wednesday.
Khetan had taken a jibe at Gandhi saying some people give interviews and write blogs while others work to create history. “Some people give television interviews all through the day while some work for the progress of Delhi and the country. Some people write blogs, while some people write history,” Khetan had tweeted. Gandhi, the AAP leader from Mumbai, also lashed out at the party for for its “non-transparent” decisions and demanded that all NE meetings be video-recorded and volunteers allowed to watch the same.
Gandhi said that some “dissatisfied” members of the party were trying to potray him as “anti-party and anti-Kejriwal.” “Some dissatisfied members from Maharashtra have started giving interviews against me, some old cases are being re-opened. A concerted attempt is being made in social media to call me anti-party and anti-AK,” he said.