AAP’s Disciplinary Committee expels Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan
Aam Aadmi Party recently released a press release stating:
“The National Disciplinary Committee met on April 20, 2015 at 6 pm at 514, VP House to decide on the complaints against Mr. Yogendra Yadav, Mr. Prashant Bhushan, Mr. Anand Kumar and Mr. Ajit Jha.
On the request of the respondents, the Committee had earlier extended the deadline for submitting their explanations by one day, that is, to 3 pm on April 20, 2015. However the committee received the responses of Mr. Yadav, Mr. Bhushan and Kumar while Mr. Jha failed to furnish his response within the prescribed time.
The Committee carefully considered responses furnished by Mr. Yogendra Yadav, Mr. Prashant Bhushan and Mr. Anand Kumar and found them unsatisfactory.
The Committee reached the unanimous conclusion that Mr. Yogendra Yadav, Mr. Prashant Bhushan and Mr. Anand Kumar had indulged in gross indiscipline and anti-party activities. They have violated the Code of Conduct detailed in Article VI A (a) of Party’s Constitution.
The Committee is of the view that Mr. Ajit Jha failed to furnish his response in stipulated time despite sufficient time to his disposal. After examining the evidence put before it, the Committee is of unanimous view that Mr. Ajit Jha is also guilty of gross indiscipline and indulging into anti-party activities.
The Committee, therefore, has decided to expel all the four members from the party.”
Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan furious over expulsion
Reacting to his expulsion from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Yogendra Yadav said on Tuesday said such a move would only strengthen his and others resolve to move forward. He also said that the expulsion has given him some sense of peace.
“AAP has become a khaap panchayat with only one leader. Everyone listens only to that leader,” a furious Bhushan said at a press conference, taking a dig at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
He made a number of allegations against various party leaders and said that the only positive thing that had come out of the entire debacle was that “the nautanki (drama) had finally ended”. The two leaders were first removed from the Political Affairs Committee (PAC), then the National Executive (NE) and finally from the party itself.