New Delhi, March 28: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Ashutosh lashed out at Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan and their supporters after they were sacked from the party's National Executive (NC) during a chaotic meeting of the body on Saturday. [Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan sacked from AAP's NC]
In a series of tweets posted after the drama, the journalist-turned-politician said Yadav lied that NC member were beaten up during the meeting. He said the story was made up to gain sympathy. [Will Yadav & Bhushan form a new party?]
YY/PB should not create drama or farce outside NC.They have been expelled because they wanted party to loose and wanted party to break.— ashutosh (@ashutosh83B) March 28, 2015
If YY/PB/ANAND/Ajit have faith in democracy/have democratic bone,they should respect the verdict of the supreme decision making body of AAP.— ashutosh (@ashutosh83B) March 28, 2015
Media should not buy a cooked up story of man handling and presence of bouncers. YY/PB Is spreading lies.— ashutosh (@ashutosh83B) March 28, 2015
YY/PB Should respect the Verdict of the highest decision making body of the party if they believe in internal democracy .— ashutosh (@ashutosh83B) March 28, 2015
Only a dozen members opposed proposal to expel them from NE and a few walked out of YY and PB. Overwhelming support to expel them fm NE.— ashutosh (@ashutosh83B) March 28, 2015
YY is spreading lies that NC members were beaten up in meeting.There was no scuffle or manhandling.It's a cooked up story to gain sympathy.— ashutosh (@ashutosh83B) March 28, 2015
He also said there was a overwhelming support in favour of removing Yadav and Bhushan from the NC. He asked the duo to abide by the party's decision and also cautioned the media against buying the views of Yadav and Bhushan. ['Kejriwal's goons manhandled us']
Yadav and Bhushan had earlier said that their supporters were thrashed by Kejriwal loyalists and bouncers in the meeting, which they termed a farce. They said their views were not heard during the meeting.
Kejriwal, who reportedly turned emotional during the meeting, refused to speak to the media.
Out of 298 members in the NC, 280 backed the ouster of Yadav and Bhushan. Ten had opposed the move while eight abstained.