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AAP crisis: Kumar Vishwas alleges conspiracy against him, says not aspiring to be CM

A day after Delhi legislator Amanatullah Khan's resignation from the Aam Aadmi Party's Political Affairs Committee (PAC), AAP leader Kumar Vishwas told mediapersons that he has no interest in becoming the chief minister, deputy chief minister or the party convenor and alleged that there is a conspiracy against him, reported Times Now.

He further refused to apologise to express his views on Kashmir and nationalism in a video which had gone viral. Kumar Vishwas also said he will soon announce his decision regarding the issue.

Khan on Sunday said that Vishwas was conspiring to break the party and had asked some legislators to join the BJP with an offer of Rs 30 crore each.

Khan's remarks came after Vishwas in a TV interview on Friday has said the party won't hesitate in taking a call on change in its leadership after its poor show in Delhi municipal polls.

File image of Kumar Vishwas. AFP

File image of Kumar Vishwas. AFP

Delhi Chief Minister and the party's national convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday has denied any rift with Vishwas after Khan accused the latter of trying to break the party at the BJP's behest, following which Khan gave his resignation from the party.

Kejriwal had called a PAC meeting to discuss the issues that arose after the allegations levelled by Okhla MLA Khan on Sunday against Vishwas.

Khan reached Kejriwal's residence, where the PAC meet was held, tendered his resignation from the PAC and left.

"Amanatullah Khan has resigned from the party's PAC and his resignation has been accepted," Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia later told reporters after the meeting.

Vishwas, a founder member of the AAP, did not turn up for the PAC meet.

Sisodia said that Kejriwal was "unhappy" with both Amanatullah and Vishwas in the way they raised the issue outside the party fora.

"In the PAC it was discussed that the party leaders including the MLAs should exercise restraint while making remarks," Sisodia said, while urging party workers "to believe in the party's leadership" and talk to Kejriwal before "engaging in such statements and remarks or issue any video".

He said that some PAC members expressed anger against what Khan said regarding Vishwas and his absence from the meeting was also a matter of discussion there.

"He (Vishwas) is also giving interviews, statements and releasing videos outside party fora and Arvind (Kejriwal) is hurt that some people are giving statements outside the party."

"I want to say that there's no need to give statements outside, if anyone has complaint against anyone else, then we all are here, Arvindji is here," Sisodia added.

He further said that such incidents would affect the party and the people of Delhi, noting that the AAP government has three years remaining and have a long way to go.

"We have to work on projects like CCTV, WiFi, schools and fix the health system of Delhi but because of these minuscule incidents, party workers get discouraged," Sisodia told reporters.

Vishwas had asked the party to introspect after party's debacle in the municipal polls.

Before the civic polls, the AAP suffered jolts in Punjab and Goa assembly election. While it failed to open an account in Goa, it didn't make much of an impact in Punjab.

With inputs from IANS


Published Date: May 02, 2017 18:02 PM | Updated Date: May 02, 2017 18:02 PM

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