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Yadav, Bhushan removal against sentiments : Gandhi

mayank-gandhiThe Aam Aadmi Party national executive member Mayank Gandhi today said that booting out Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from Aam Aadmi Party’s Political Affairs Committee was against the overwhelming sentiment of the volunteers, especially when they were prepared to step down voluntarily.

A day after the two founding members of the party were removed from the PAC, Gandhi in his blog said that last night, he too was told that disciplinary action would be taken against him, if he revealed anything. Gandhi had abstained from voting during the crucial PAC meeting in Delhi last night.

Giving the background of the rift between Arvind Kejriwal and the two leaders, Gandhi said that during the Delhi Assembly elections campaign, Prashant Bhushan had threatened many times that he will hold a press conference against the party over his concerns on candidate selection. It was also alleged that Yogendra Yadav was conspiring against Arvind and some evidence was produced. Gandhi added that there were operational and irreconcilable differences and there was a trust deficit between Kejriwal, Bhushan and Yadav.

Gandhi said that making public what transpired at the national executive meeting through the blog should not be construed as a revolt, or a publicity ploy.

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