In Pics: Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav launch political outfit 'Swaraj India'

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New Delhi, Oct 3: Former Aam Aadmi Party leaders, Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan on Sunday launched a new political outfit 'Swaraj India' on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's birthday.

Yadav and Bhushan, who were expelled from AAP in April last year announced that their party will contest Delhi civic polls but will skip Punjab election scheduled next year.

In Pics: Ex-AAP leaders launches party

Lashing out at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for "betraying the aam aadmi", Yadav, who will head the new party, said it would offer "alternative politics" and not resort to "cult politics".

Swaraj Abhiyan, an organisation announced that new outfit will continue to exist as a separate entity, giving people who don't wish to participate in electoral politics an alternative platform. Prashant Bhushan will head the organisation.

Abhiyan has been campaigning on varied issues, ranging from agriarian crisis to corruption. "Now that we are a political party, it is not that we will contest every election.

"Politics in Punjab is very fluid and the need of the hour is to defeat the Badal government, which is the most hated organisation in the country. "We will support (suspended AAP MP) Dharamvira Gandhi, who has already announced a front. We will be contesting the MCD polls," Yadav said.

 "Our members will have the freedom to express their opinion contrary to the one shared by the party, which doesn't exist in other parties," Bhushan said.

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Swaraj Abhiyan launches political outfit 'Swaraj India'

Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav raises slogans while addressing at the launch of their new political patry 'Sawraj India' in New Delhi on Sunday.

Swaraj Abhiyan launches political outfit

Swaraj Abhiyan leaders Prashant Bhushan, Shanti Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav during a press conference. Leaders announced that their party will give people who don't wish to participate in electoral politics an alternative platform.

Swaraj Abhiyan launches party

Swaraj Abhiyan leaders Prashant Bhushan, Shanti Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav during the launch of their new political outfit. Yadav will be the President, Ajit Jha the General Secretary and Fahim Khan will be Treasurer of the party.

Swaraj Abhiyan launches party

Yogendra Yadav while holding a press conference with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal when former was party of AAP.

When Yadav and Bhushan were expelled from AAP

Yogendra Yadav raises slogans with supporters after he was expelled from the AAP national executive in April, 2015.

Swaraj Samvad after expulsion from AAP

Swaraj Abhiyan leaders Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan and Professor Anand Kumar join hands during Swaraj Samvad after they were expelled from AAP.

When Delhi Police arrested Yogendra Yadav

Yogendra Yadav during a protest march over Land Bill at Parliament Street in New Delhi. Delhi Police had arrested Yadav along with 85 volunteers of Swaraj Abhiyan over the issue.

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