1. Kumar Vishwas loyalty under scanner? AAP leaders raise questions on role

Kumar Vishwas loyalty under scanner? AAP leaders raise questions on role

The loyalty of AAP leader Kumar Vishwas was questioned at party's national executive meeting that was held last week.

By: | New Delhi | Published: June 13, 2017 11:36 AM
AAP, Aam Admi Party, Kumar Vishwas, Arvind Kejriwal, AAP unit in Rajasthan, MCD polls, Punjab polls Even as the party continues to maintain there was no problem with him, some AAP leaders differ. (PTI)

The loyalty of Aam Admi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas was questioned at party’s national executive meeting that was held last week, an Indian Express report said. The manner in which he criticised AAP after the drubbing in Punjab and Goa Assembly polls have upset many partymen. Even as the party continues to maintain that there was no problem with him and he continues to be an important member, some AAP leaders differ. It all began after party’s defeat in MCD polls when Vishwas spoke against the party line and called for “introspection”.

Kumar Vishwas had resigned from the party earlier this year, after AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan had accused him of being an agent of the BJP. Soon after, Delhi chief minister and party supremo Arvind Kejriwal and the top leadership swung into action to keep him in the party. However, his loyalty was questioned by party leadership at the national executive meeting. An AAP leader was quoted as saying by Indian Express, “He might have different ideas, but that doesn’t mean that he is not an integral part of the party. Moreover, right now the party is trying to project itself as a stable one and also trying to regroup. No one is talking about Vishwas leaving.” At a time, when the AAP chief is holding talks with volunteers, there should not be any controversy. However, by moving in different lines, Kumar Vishwas is not helping the cause, said AAP leaders.

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During a conference of AAP volunteers from Rajasthan last Saturday, Vishwas had said that the party would be run in accordance to the wishes of local volunteers. He had also said that the party would raise its own funds, and that no photograph of the central leader would be used during campaigns.

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