Who is Vinod Kumar Binny?

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Vinod Kumar Binny- the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA from east Delhi's Laxmi Nagar constituency has become a familiar name among the media as well as the political circles.

39-year-old Binny has become the rebellious face of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led- AAP.

On Thursday, Binny's dissent with his party came out in open when he adressed mediapersons and expressed his anger over Kejriwal and other party memebers.

Lets know more about Vinod Kumar Binny:

  • Binny is a B.A. graduate from Delhi University's Motilal Nehru College. He has been a three-time MLA, who has earlier served as the "ward councillor" in mohalla sabhas where he is known to have worked without any self-interests and with full genuinity.
  • Binny was elected as an independent in 2007 and 2012. During 2009 to 2011, he was supported by the Congress party.
  • Binny proved his potential as a promising politician when he defeated the Congress strongman and the sitting MLA Ashok Kumar Walia by a margin of 8,000 votes, during recently held Delhi assembly elections.
  • Binny, the "Giant killer" is a resident of Vasundhara Enclave, Dallupura and his fahter is a paneer supplier.
  • In December 2013, Binny showed first signs of differences with the AAP leadership when he stromed out of the meeting called by the Kejriwal.
  • A trader by profession, Binny was first elected to the Delhi Municipal Corporation as an Independent in 2007.
  • In 2011, he joined the India Against Corruption movement led by social activist Anna Hazare.
  • Binny actively participated in the mass protest that rattled the nation when a 23-year-old paramedical student was brutally gangraped in a moving bus in Delhi on the night of December 16, 2012.
  • He also featured in the AAP video of swaraj (self-governance), where he claims that he pioneered the concept of mohalla sabhas.
  • Binny, who has no crimnal record, gained the trust of his community by working constantly to the upliftment of his constituency.

Binny's revolt against AAP-Out in the open!

In today's Press Conference, Binny levelled allegations of opportunism on AAP and said, "You (Kejriwal) have become a dictator. Stop fooling the people of Delhi. All decisions in the party are taken in closed rooms by four-five people. Arvind gets angry if people express any differences with him. If anyone speaks against him, he starts shouting."

While intensifyting the heat, Binny has even threatened to go on a hunger strike from January 27 if Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal do not fulfil promises made in the election manifesto.

Binny also maintained that he was the one who even refused to become a minister.

By calling Kejriwal as a 'liar' and a 'dictator', Binny showed that there are huge cracks in the newly-formed AAP and infighting at an early stage since forming the government in Delhi can prove fatal for the future prospects of AAP.

So, it is to be seen whether Binny's criticism towards his own party is a result of his not getting a portfolio in the Delhi cabinet or he is the new face of the aam aadmi who fights for their rights and causes.

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