AAP braces for fresh trouble as suspended Amanatullah Khan made assembly panel chief

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A fresh round of tussle may erupt in the Aam Aadmi Party as its MLA Amanatullah Khan, who was for attacking senior leader Kumar Vishwas, has been appointed the chairman of a panel of the Delhi Assembly.

Khan, the MLA from Okhla, has also been appointed a member in seven newly constituted committees, including the Special Inquiry Committee, of the House by the Speaker.

The move is seemed to have been taken to placate Khan, considered as a prominent Muslim face in the party.

An MLA, who had spoken in favour of Vishwas, termed Khan’s appointment as a “promotion”.

The members to these committee are appointed with tacit approval of the ruling party. The party said the appointment of members to these committees was the “prerogative” of the Speaker.

Khan had accused Vishwas of being an “RSS-BJP agent” and plotting a coup in the party.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia had to convince Vishwas who had insisted on stern action against Khan. He had also threatened to quit the party.

By suspending Khan, a “mask”, Vishwas had tried attacking the “coterie” who was hatching “conspiracy” against him.

By suspending Khan, the party also averted a major crisis.

Sisodia had visited Khan at this residence, just hours after his suspension from the party.

However, with the appointment of Khan to these committees, the party could face a fresh crisis as many MLAs were believed to be backing Vishwas.

Sources in the party said all AAP legislators including Somnath Bharti, Alka Lamba and Bhavna Gaur, who had backed Vishwas, have been accommodated in the Library Committee.

It is, however, not considered as prestigious with the panel having little work to do.

Bharti, who had openly advocated a greater role for Vishwas in the party, was removed as the Chairman of the Privileges Committee and Kailash Gehlot appointed in his place.

Sources close to Vishwas declined to react to this development, but indicated that the leader, who was pacified just two days ago, is unhappy over the development.

“With this development the leadership has sought to send a message that it backs Amanatullah and has given him a promotion. Whoever gave statements in favour of Vishwas have been cut to size,” an MLA who had backed Vishwas said.

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  1. NOTHING OF THAT KIND WILL HAPPEN. FACTS ARE ALREADY SPLASHED ALL OVER TWITTER THAT KUMAR VISHWAS WAS THE PRIMARY CULPRIT & DEFAULTER….DID NOT EXERCISE RIGHT TO CALL PAC MEET, DID NOT ATYTEND PAC MEET CALLED BY OTHERS…DEFIANTLY HOLDING MEETING AT HIS HOUSE INFLUENCING SOME MLAS….THEN DEMANDING AMANATULLAH BEING MADE A SCAPEGOAT FOR ATTACKING HIM IN DEFENSE OF KEJRIWAL AND AAP….THIS IS HIGHLY INDECENT ON HIS PART…HE MAY BE AAN OLD GOOD FRIEND OF KEJRIWAL, BUT HE NOT ABOVE PARTY DISCIPLINE. INFACT HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN SERVED SHOW CAUSE NOTICE OF DELIBERATE FLOUTING OF PARTY CODE OF CONDUCT. AND THEN EXPELLED FROM THE PARTY. ….IF ANY OF HIS SUPPORTERS DARE MAKE ANY MOVE PROTESTING AMANATULLA BEING GIVEN JUSTICE, THEN I WILL ARRANGE A BALLASGTIC DAMAGE OF VISHWAS AND HIS SUPPORTERS WITH POSTS SHARED ALL OVER INDIA BY MY 60, 000 FOLLOWERS ON FACEBOOK AND 10,000 + FOLLOWERS ON TWITTER….THEY WILL REGRET THE DAY THEY ENGAGED IN SOCIAL MEDIA WARFARE…….IN THE BARGAIN DR, KUMAR VISHWAS’s REPUTATION WILL BE DRAGGED THRU THE MUCK OF HIS MAKING – WHICH ARE BETTER FORGOTTEN SINCE HE HAS GOT HIMSELF A POST THAT HE SAID HE WAS NOT INTERESTED IN POWER AND PELF.

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