AAP's Maharashtra unit expresses solidarity with Arvind Kejriwal

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Mumbai, April 25:  The executive committee of Aam Aadmi Party's Maharashtra unit on Friday met in Pune and expressed solidarity in the leadership of its national convener Arvind Kejriwal, making a U-turn from its earlier position, a party source said.

Committee members also reprimanded those who attended the Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav-led 'Swaraj Samvad' rally on April 14 this month in Gurgaon, Haryana, the source said.

AAP Maha unit supports Kejriwal

The meeting was convened by AAP convener and head of its Maharashtra unit Subhash Ware, who had earlier termed the ouster of four dissident AAP leaders as "unfortunate".

"The agenda of today's meeting was to discuss Shetkari Samvad Yatra (farmer's interaction journey) and start an anti-corruption helpline in the other districts," Ware said, declining to comment further

The meeting was attended by 11 out of 15 members and lasted for five to six hours. Interestingly, Mayank Gandhi, an AAP dissident did not attend today's meeting.

The party also warned those who supported Yogendra Yadav and Prashant BHushan

However, another AAP member who attended the meeting said on condition of anonymity that all members who attended Friday's meeting were very specific that those who support the Bhushan-Yadav camp should not hold official positions within the party.

"If you do not stop upholding Prashant Bhushan or Yogendra Yadav's line, it will be considered anti-party activity," another AAP member said.

"Hence we unanimously passed a resolution that Maruti Bhapkar, member of the AAP state executive committee should not be in the committee and take part in the meeting," the member said.

Maruti Bhapkar described this exercise as futile and said, "I will work for AAP as a primary member and will serve Bhushan-Yadav's line of Swaraj as well".


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