Crisis in AAP deepens as Amanatullah Khan resigns from PAC, defends his allegations against Vishwas

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Aam Aadmi Party MLA, Amanatullah Khan, on Monday resigned from the party’s highest decision making body, PAC.

According to a report by News18, Khan, an MLA from Delhi’s Okhla, said that he still defended his allegations against Kumar Vishwas.

While coming out of the PAC meeting, Khan said, “I stand by what I said about Vishwas. He is working at the behest of the BJP and RSS.”

According to India Today, Khan added, “Vishwas ate cake with Ajit Doval and Bassi when AAP MLAs were arrested.”

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This came after several AAP legislators demanded the expulsion of Khan from the party, vowing to not relent till the axe falls on him.

Delhi Ministers Kapil Mishra, Imran Hussain, Dwarka MLA Adarsh Shastri are among the signatories to the letter, a party source said.

Meanwhile, Delhi deputy chief minister, Manish Sisodia, has asked his party colleagues to desist from giving public statements.

He said, “No MLAs, workers should give public statements. We need to have trust in the party. If there is any issue, talk to Arvind Kejriwal.”

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The development comes days after Khan had alleged that Kumar Vishwas was trying to “usurp” the AAP and that he harbours ambitions of leading the party.

A senior leader, speaking on the condition of anonymity, alleged that apart from his recent attempt to drive a wedge between Kejriwal and Vishwas, Khan had also “worked against the party’s interests” in the recently held municipal polls, where the AAP received a drubbing.

“If he has proof then he should present it to the PAC.

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The charges that he has levelled are serious and if he fails to produce any evidence to back it up then he should be expelled from the party,” Chandni Chowk MLA Alka Lamba said.

Earlier, Vishwas had differed with Kejriwal on the issue of EVMs. He had refused to attribute the AAP’s recent poll upsets to alleged manipulation of EVMs and had instead stressed on the need to introspect.

 

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