1. AAP crisis: Ramdas Athawale invites dissidents Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan to join RPI

AAP crisis: Ramdas Athawale invites dissidents Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan to join RPI

Terming the ouster of Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) founding members Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from AAP's national executive...

By: | Mumbai | Updated: March 29, 2015 7:39 PM
Aam Aadmi Party, Ramdas Athawale, Rakhi Sawant, Yogendra Yadav

A file photo of RPI leader Ramdas Athawale and Rakhi Sawant. (Source: Express photo by Kevin DSouza)

Terming the ouster of Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) founding members Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from AAP’s national executive as “unjust”, RPI(A) chief Ramdas Athawale today invited the duo to join his party.

“Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav had a key role to play in the magnificent victory of Aam Aadmi Party in the Delhi Assembly polls.

Removing them from the party’s national executive is an injustice to them. I invite them to come and be a part of the RPI,” Athawale told reporters here.

The RPI is founded on the principles of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, and thus, is party of the common man, the Rajya Sabha MP said.

Bhushan and Yadav were removed from AAP’s national executive yesterday for their ‘anti-party activities’, a decision termed as a “murder of democracy” by them.

Amid chaos and high drama, a resolution to remove the two dissident leaders along with their supporters Anand Kumar and Ajit Jha from the powerful panel was passed during AAP’s national council meeting.

Later, veteran social activist Medha Patkar had resigned from AAP yesterday stating that the party had reduced itself to a “tamasha.”

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