1. Ousted AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan launch new political party- Swaraj India

Ousted AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan launch new political party- Swaraj India

Earlier, on Jul 31, addressing the concluding session of a two-day Abhiyan national convention in Delhi, Yadav had announced the launching of the new political party by October 2 to provide an "alternative political vehicle".

By: | Published: October 2, 2016 1:54 PM
swaraj-L After the ouster of Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan from the Aam Aadmi Party for alleged anti-party activities last year, the duo had co-founded Swaraj Abhiyan, socio-political body, to ‘take forward the anti-corruption movement’. (PTI)

Expelled AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan today announced the formation of their new political party, Swaraj India. Earlier, on Jul 31, addressing the concluding session of a two-day Abhiyan national convention in Delhi, Yadav had announced the launching of the new political party by October 2 to provide an “alternative political vehicle”.

Tweeting about Swaraj Abhiyan, Yadav said, “Swaraj Abhiyan to continue as campaign organization after formation of the party. Prashant Bhushan takes over as President of Swaraj Abhiyan.”

While quoting Prashant Bhushan, he added, “yardstick for alternative politics– internal democracy, decentralisation, transparency and accountability.”

After the ouster of Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan from the Aam Aadmi Party for alleged anti-party activities last year, the duo had co-founded Swaraj Abhiyan, socio-political body, to ‘take forward the anti-corruption movement’.

Senior leaders of the body have earlier hinted that it is set to contest the municipal polls in Delhi next year, for which it has already started its groundwork.

Ahead of the launch, Yadav had said, “We were never secretive about going political. A decision to launch a political party was taken with nearly 93 per cent of the delegates at the convention overwhelmingly supporting it. Yadav, however, had clarified that Swaraj Abhiyan will continue to exist even after the new political party is launched and the two will function independently.

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