New Delhi, April 1: AAP on Tuesday sacked dissident leader Yogendra Yadav as chief spokesperson of the party and also removed rebel leaders Prashant Bhushan, Anand Kumar as spokespersons while announcing a new 20-member panel packed with Arvind Kejriwal loyalists to interact with the media.
Atishi Marlena, who was one of the prominent spokespersons of the party during the election campaign, was also dropped [Also read: AAP rift: Medha Patkar resigns from party, terms Bhushan-Yadav ouster 'condemnable']
The removal of Yadav, Bhushan and Kumar came four days after they were expelled as National Executive members during the partys National Council meeting after being accused of indulging in anti-party activities.
Bhushan was on Sunday removed as the chief of partys disciplinary committee. Bhushan and Yadav were sacked from the partys Political Affairs Committee of the party on March 4.
New panel of spokespersons include Sanjay Singh, Kumar Vishwas, Ilyas Azmi and Pankaj Gupta, Ashutosh and Ashish Khetan, all known to be close to Kejriwal.
The other members of the panel are MLAs Saurabh Bharadwaj, Adarsh Shastri, Kapil Mishra and Alka Lamba and MP Bhagwant Mann in the panel.
Senior advocate H S Phoolka and Rahul Mehra will also interact with the media. The party has also retained Raghav Chaddha in the panel.