Last week, Binny had made allegations in public against chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and the party. On January 15, Binny called Kejriwal a liar and threatened to expose the party after he was reportedly denied a Lok Sabha ticket. The following day, Binny accused the party of ignoring promises made by it during its campaign and of having fixed seats during the Assembly elections.
The party had issued him a show-cause notice, threatening to charge him for speaking against the interests of the party, to which Binny asked for an explanation of the party's constitution. Subsequently, a disciplinary committee headed by AAP's national secretary, Pankaj Gupta, was set up which decided to expel Binny on Sunday. Sources said there had been no further communication with Binny, who has been expelled for bringing disrepute to the party and tarnishing the party's image.
Binny to stage protest against Kejriwal
Binny is determined to take on Arvind Kejriwal, the party chief.He has threatened a dharna against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday. Binny will protest against Kejriwal at Jantar Mantar.
"It's very unfortunate that a party can expel their MLA when he brings to attention the worries of the people. AAP is trying to force the government to fall so they can escape the promises they made. But I will continue to vote on important topics and on what the people need. I will meet all of you on Monday at the Jantar Mantar protest," Binny said after being expelled from the AAP.
Binny will stage a dharna against Kejriwal at Jantar Mantar
Binny is a former Congress corporator who later won the municipal elections as an independent.
Issues began when Binny was denied a cabinet seat in December. Senior members, Sanjay Singh and Kumar Vishwas, talked to him and brought him back to the party. However, after he was denied a Lok Sabha ticket from East Delhi, Binny decided to take on the leadership.
Now, this expulsion has put the party in more trouble. With 27 seats, it needs the support of not just Congress' eight MLAs but also at least one more, either from the independent MLA or the lone MLA from JD(U) Shoaib Iqbal to touch 36 seats.
Unfortunate, says Binny
Meanwhile, Vinod Kumar Binny described his ouster from the party as unfortunate adding that AAP "wants the government to fall" to escape the promises it has made to the people.
"It cannot be more unfortunate than the fact that you need somebody to make you realise the promises you have made to the public and you end up expelling that person from the party," Binny told reporters.
"Before evicting me you (AAP) should have ousted those people from the party who talked about dividing the nation, those who misbehaved with women, those who made fun of the laws of the land and disobeyed the rules", he said.
"I feel they want that the government falls and they are saved from the people whom they promised many things. I want to say that Vinod Kumar Binny will vote on those issues that the party is hiding from", he added.
"I would not allow them to run away from the promises they made to the public," he said.