Aam Aadmi Party on Monday suspended its Bijwasan MLA Col Devendra Sehrawat from primary membership.
Sehrawat had accused party leaders in Punjab of “exploiting women” in return for tickets.
“Sehrawat has been suspended by the disciplinary committee till pending enquiry,” AAP’s Delhi unit convenor Dilip Pandey said.
Hitting back, Sehrawat dared the party leadership to expel him. “If you have the courage, severe the ties and expel. With 67 MLAs you could not perform, You dont have it in you- So Get out of the Way….(sic),” he tweeted.
Earlier in the day, he accused Kejriwal of shielding his coterie. “Repeated Reports of Molestation of women and sexual abuse,Ring Master Kejriwal obliging his lecherous cotrie & adding more such candidates (sic),” he said on Twitter.
Sehrawat had recently shot off another letter to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, saying he will be held “responsible” if 21 MLAs appointed as Parliamentary Secretaries lose their Assembly membership in the wake of a Delhi High Court order.
The fresh salvo from Sehrawat came as internal bickering intensified in the party which is grappling with charges of sleaze and misconduct by its leaders.
Sehrawat alleged that Kejriwal, despite being “well aware” of Supreme Court order whereby appointments of Sonia Gandhi and Jaya Bachchan were held illegal, appointed them as Parliamentary Secretaries on the “advice” of “advisors around him like Ashish Talwar” who have “no knowledge” of such things.
“The present situation is that these 21 MLAs are facing danger of losing their (Assembly) membership and now it is your responsibility as you have not only poised them to face elections again but have also burdened people of Delhi with (possible) re-election,” Sehrawat wrote in his letter.
He also complained that his various letters to Kejriwal in the past, including one on “exploitation of women”, had reamined unanswered.
Sehrawat also targeted AAP leader Ashish Khetan, who heads Delhi Dialogue Commission, and demanded that Kejriwal scrap the body with “immediate effect” as it was a “white elephant”.