Citing prior commitment of their leaders, Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhaushan led rebel camp of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday sought one more day to respond to the showcause notice issued to them by the party.
The camp has asked for additional time and will respond to the notice by today afternoon.
“Most of our leaders have prior commitment which is why we could not respond to the notice. The party has given a day more to respond to the notice,” said a source close to rebel camp on Sunday.
The rebels leaders have also raised objection to the presence of Ashish Khaitan and Pankaj Gupta’s presence in AAP’s disciplinary committee.
AAP had on April 17 served show-cause notices to four senior leaders Yadav, Prashant Bhushan, Anand Kumar and Ajit Jha, who were earlier expelled from the party echelons.
One of the rebel AAP leaders, Yogendra Yadav, who has been served a show-cause notice for allegedly working to ensure the party’s defeat in the Delhi Assembly polls, on Saturday called the notice a “joke” and claimed there was no reference to the charges of anti-party activities against him.