A day after Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal denied that there was any rift within the Aam Aadmi Party and called Kumar Vishwas his “younger brother”, senior party leader Manish Sisodia on Monday said the party leadership, including its convener Kejriwal, is “hurt” by the actions of Vishwas.
Speaking after a late night meeting of the party’s political affairs committee (PAC) that also saw AAP’s Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan resign as a member of the committee, Sisodia said, “Objections were raised over Amanatullah’s statement against Kumar Vishwas. He himself put down the papers and his resignation has been accepted by the party.”
Interestingly, even after resigning from PAC, MLA Amanatullah did not budge from his stand that Kumar Vishwas is working at the behest of BJP and RSS.
Earlier Amantullah had called Vishwas an agent of BJP and RSS, who was allegedly trying to split up the party. Over 30 AAP MLAs had signed a letter urging the top leadership to expel Khan after he alleged Vishwas was plotting a coup against the party for its top leadership.
Sisodia further said the PAC also discussed the matter of Vishwas giving TV interviews and releasing videos.
“There was disappointment over this also. Arvind and other PAC members are sad that people are giving statements outside the party,” he said.
Sisodia said that the party members should talk to Kejriwal and other leaders if they have any objection to the party.
“We have three years to work on Delhi. We need to do that. Because of these statements by various leaders, the confidence of party workers is going down,” he said.
Khan and Vishwas both are members of PAC. While Vishwas gave the PAC a miss, Khan resigned from the committee even as the meeting was underway.