Amanatullah Khan, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA from Okhla, has resigned as member of party’s Political Affairs Committee (PAC), Times Now, and India Today TV reported on Monday. Khan submitted his resignation to party chief Arvind Kejriwal today, reported the news channels. Khan’s resignation comes a day after he made shocking comments against party leader Kumar Vishwas. Making striking comments, Khan had openly alleged Vishwas was working at the behest of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to create a rift in the AAP.
Khan said that Kumar had asked some legislators to join the BJP with an offer of Rs 30 crore each, news agency IANS had reported. The report further said that Okhla MLA circulated a message on WhatsApp saying Vishwas had called some AAP MLAs to his home with the offer. “Kumar Vishwas called some MLAs and asked them that he should be made the party convenor,” the legislator from Okhla was quoted as saying.
He added that they were also made a ‘second offer’ – “to join the BJP which was ready to pay Rs 30 crore to each one of them,” Khan was quoted as saying in the report. “I think all this is being done at the behest of the BJP,” Khan added. Detailing his side of the story, Khan further alleged that four AAP MLAs were asked to create rift in AAP, and they were arranging meetings of legislators with Kumar Vishwas. He further added that a minister has held meetings with these MLAs, citing 10 unnamed MLAs who revealed the same to him.
Earlier on Sunday, Arvind Kejriwal had said that some people are trying to create a rift between him and senior party leader Kumar Vishwas. Kejriwal had warned that such people are ‘enemy of the party’ and that no one can separate the two of them. “Kumar is my younger brother. Some people are trying to showcase a rift between us, such people are the enemy of the party. Nobody can separate us,” Kejriwal said on Twitter.