AAP downplays Captain Gopinath's comments against party's decision on FDI

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) todaydownplayed Air Deccan founder Captain Gopinath's commentsagainst its government's decision to reject FDI in retail in

Delhi, saying members can have different opinions.

Senior party leader and member of the national executivecommittee Yogendra Yadav said that the party had over 1.5million members and it was only the opinion of the partyofficer bearers and spokespersons that was relevant.

 AAP downplays Captain Gopinaths comments against partys decision on FDI

Captain Gopinath. Reuters

"We came to know that many people (popular personalitiesfrom different fields including Captain Gopinath) have becomethe members of the Aam Aadmi Party.

"It would be an extraordinary expectation to assume thatall those 1.5 million members of the Aam Aadmi Party will haveconsensus on any major issue. Of these 1.5 million members,some are office bearers, some are official spokespersons. Ifthey say something then that is the party's line," Yadav said.

Gopinath yesterday had criticised the Delhi's governmentdecision of not allowing FDI in retail. He said that the partywas in danger of being branded like other political partiesof resorting to populist measures and opposing for the sake ofopposing.

Yadav added that AAP welcomed the expectations and publicfocus because this what will keep the government on its toesand that the party is committed to seeking public opinionon any major issue.

PTI

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Updated Date: Dec 21, 2014 01:52:35 IST