After days of drama and uncertainty that showed it in poor light again just after the MCD poll debacle, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) managed to do some major damage control in the face of yet another humiliating episode of infighting when the party convinced its leader Kumar Vishwas to not quit the party. Vishwas had been taken on by MLA Amanatullah Khan who had alleged that Vishwas was part of a conspiracy to break the party and was planning a coup against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at the behest of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the RSS, reported IANS. On Wednesday, a day after indicating to the media that he might quit the party, Kumar Vishwas attended a meeting of the Political Affairs Committee (PAC) at Arvind Kejriwal’s residence.
Earlier yesterday, in a late night dramatic move, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had called on Vishwas and both the leaders had driven to his residence to find a solution to the rift between them. Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi and Vishwas’ childhood buddy, Manish Sisodia told reporters that the Aam Aadmi Party’s PAC had decided to suspend Amanatullah Khan from the party. Meanwhile, Kumar Vishwas was also named the AAP in charge of Rajasthan, which is poll-bound for next year. Sisodia told reporters that the poet-politician had been given the role of strengthening the party in Rajasthan.
Following the meeting on Wednesday, Vishwas appeared with Manish Sisodia and told reporters that he was happy that cordial talks with the party member’s had resumed. All talk of quitting the party has ended and Vishwas also highlighted the fact again that he was not looking to become the ‘chief minister, the deputy chief minister or even the head of any party’.