Senior Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas on Thursday took to Twitter to appeal for calm after his supporters trespassed on AAP office demanding the Rajya Sabha seat for the poet-politician.
A group of Vishwas supporters on Thursday allegedly barged inside the AAP office and shouted slogans in favour of their leader. AAP is likely to file a police complaint. They also put up a poster that said, “Send Kumar Vishwas to Rajya Sabh.”
Kumar Vishwas supporters “tresspass” into AAP party office, starts working on creating a stage, to push for his RS bid. Party likely to file police complaint. @IndianExpress pic.twitter.com/qJbMqDuHdT
— Aniruddha Ghosal (@aniruddhg1) December 28, 2017
Responding to the reports of a trespass, Vishwas tweeted, “My sincere appeal to @AamAadmiParty volunteers gathering at party office, Pl refer to my Nov 26 appeal,Country first,Party next and Person last.Fight for Swaraj, BackToBasics, Trasparency but I won’t appreciate any unrest in my name.Abhimanyu is a winner,even if killed.”
My sincere appeal to @AamAadmiParty volunteers gathering at party office, Pl refer to my Nov 26 appeal,Country first,Party next and Person last.Fight for Swaraj, BackToBasics, Trasparency but I won’t appreciate any unrest in my name.Abhimanyu is a winner,even if killed???
— Dr Kumar Vishvas (@DrKumarVishwas) December 28, 2017
Supporters of Vishwas have long felt that their leader was sidelined within the party by the AAP leadership. In November, Vishwas had issued a warning to his party that it must desist from the culture of projecting an individual as the face of the movement.
In October, AAP’s decision to revoke the suspension of its MLA, Amantullah Khan, had left Vishwas incensed prompting him to take a potshot at his party’s leadership by calling Khan just a mask with the mastermind being somebody else.
Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan was suspended by AAP in May this year after he accused senior party leader Kumar Vishwas of being an “RSS-BJP agent”. The suspension was widely seen as a compromise after Vishwas had threatened to quit the party.
Weeks later, another prominent face within the AAP, Dilip Pandey, had questioned Vishwas why the poet-politician was soft on BJP in Rajasthan.
In a tweet, the former convener of Delhi’s AAP unit had asked, “Brother, you profusely abuse Congress supporters, but you say you wouldn’t speak against (Rajasthan chief minister) Vasundhara (Raje Scindia) in Rajasthan? Why this?”