Trouble for Kejriwal continues! 200 AAP members likely to resign

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Mumbai, May 4: Problems are not going to end soon for the Aam Aadmi Party as after so much of controversy over farmer's suicide in one of party's rally, now nearly 200 members of Maharashtra unit of party have decided to tender mass resignations on May 4.

Talking to Headlines Today, the party's founding member Maruti Bhapkar said that the AAP workers were unhappy with senior party leaders and particularly Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's style of functioning.

Trouble for Kejriwal continues! 200 AAP members likely to resign.
"Today these disheartened members of AAP party will assemble at the SM Joshi foundation hall in the afternoon at 2 pm. After 3 hours meeting they will announce their resignation from the party," Bhapkar told the channel.

These resignation decision has come as the Yadav-Bhushan camp had sought mass-resignation from AAP volunteers from May 4 onwards under 'Swaraj Samvad' campaign, citing that there is "no democracy left" within the party.

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Earlier, Aam Aadmi Party's Maharashtra unit had cautioned party workers in a fresh reminder that supporting the campaign of former leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan will be considered as an "anti- party" activity.

Party national spokesperson and senior leader in the state, Preeti Sharma Menon said that they have issued a fresh directive that bars workers and volunteers from associating with the campaign of Yadav and Bhushan.

"Most volunteers do not know what kind of campaign it is and has been launched to uproot the party, hence, the state unit has decided to inform workers and volunteers about it," she said.

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She said it may a distant possibility as well that many volunteers might not be aware that Bhushan and Yadav are no longer a part of AAP, and hence, unknowingly associate with their campaign.

Senior leaders Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan, Ajit Jha and Anand Kumar were purged from all party posts last month.

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"Our party is clearing the air on this issue so that the volunteers may not be misled by any faction or group," Menon added.

AAP's Maharashtra unit had earlier issued a statement in press stating that the State Executive has already passed a resolution to this effect that supporting the 'Swaraj Samwad Abhiyan' will be considered an "anti-party" activity.

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(With inputs from agencies)

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