Posters were put outside the Aam Aadmi Party’s office in New Delhi on Saturday morning against senior party leader Kumar Vishwas, reported ANI. As per the images posted by the news agency on its Twitter handle, the posters called Vishwas a friend of BJP and also a traitor. “Bhajpa ka yaar hai, kavi nahi gaddar hai (He is Bjp’s friend, a traitor and not poet),” the poster said. The poster also demanded his removal from the party. Kumar Vishwas has been on the receiving end of party workers ever since differences had come to the fore when Vishwas refused to toe the party’s official line that “manipulation” of electronic voting machines was the prime reason behind its recent string of electoral defeats.
After this, Aam Aadmi Party’s Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan had sparked another row by calling him an “RSS-BJP agent” and accused him of “plotting a coup in AAP”, following which Vishwas had threatened to quit the party if no action was taken against the former. The party’s Political Affairs Committee (PAC) later suspended Khan. Later, Vishwas was also appointed as AAP’s Rajasthan in-charge for the state Assembly polls scheduled to take place next year.
He is currently busy in strengthening party’s base in Rajasthan and will hold a meeting with party observers for Rajasthan on June 19 and visit the desert state on June 25. However, he has faced some criticism even there. AAP spokesperson Dilip Pandey had questioned Vishwas for attacking the Rajasthan Congress but remaining silent on Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje of BJP. “We will take along the volunteers of the anti-graft movement which gave birth to the party, and contest the Rajasthan polls,” a party leader close to Vishwas was quoted saying by PTI. Vishwas has been meeting volunteers as well as people from Rajasthan. He also met the farmer leader Rampal Jat on Friday to get acquainted with the issues related to agriculture.