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Updated: January 27, 2014 14:22 IST

Binny brought us disrepute: AAP

Mohammad Ali
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Vinod Kumar Binny
The Hindu Vinod Kumar Binny

Over ten days after the Aam Aadmi Party MLA Vinod Kumar Binny turned rebel and took his grievances to the media, the party on Sunday expelled the Lakshmi Nagar MLA for “publicly making false statements” against it and its leadership.

Mr. Binny tryst with the AAP, which started when he became the first elected municipal representative to join the newly formed party, ended on a sour note on Sunday when his primary membership was also terminated by the disciplinary committee of the AAP.

For his part, the MLA has decided to go ahead with his proposed hunger strike against the AAP at Jantar Mantar here from Monday.

AAP sources told The Hindu that he was expelled because the party wanted to sent across a strong message that violation of discipline will not be tolerated. Many in the party believe that he was parroting the BJP’s script.

Earlier, Mr. Binny had gone public against the party for “going back on its promises” and accused Mr. Kejriwal of being a “dictator” and “politically ambitious”.

“The disciplinary committee has decided to expel Mr. Binny and terminate his primary membership for publicly making false statements against the party and its leadership, thereby bringing disrepute to the party. A letter to the same end has been issued to him,” said Dilip K. Pandey, secretary of the party’s Delhi unit.

Reacting to the development, Mr. Binny, a former Congress councillor from Dallapura in East Delhi, told The Hindu that he won’t be “scared” by the party leadership and continue to raise issues of public interest. Asked if he will go ahead with the proposed indefinite hunger strike, he said he would disclose his future plans at a press conference on Monday.

The development may not jeopardise the month-old Kejriwal government as Mr. Binny had earlier categorically stated that he would not rock the boat and continue to support the government from outside even if he was expelled from the party.

The first cracks appeared on December 24 last when Mr. Binny found his name missing from the Delhi Cabinet. He was angry at the leadership for preferring two non-entities, Satyendra Jain and Girish Soni, over his administrative experience. But later the party managed to assuage him.

Till the polling day of December 4 last, Mr. Binny, who has the credit of defeating A.K. Walia, a senior Minister the Sheila Dikshit government, by more than 8,000 votes in the Laxmi Nagar constituency, remained a darling of Mr. Kejriwal who during the election campaign praised him for implementing gram sabha in his municipal ward in East Delhi.

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One of the most serious challenges to an agitation based party is
inducing discipline. Because the party has emerged from a mass movement
there is no check or entry tests (barriers) for a person to become
member. The elements that have got in due to such openness may go
berserk at the earliest opportunity for they are always in a hurry to
encash their newly acquired political capital. As the nation watches the
growth (or disintegration) of this 'experiment', its leader will have to
show great resove and single-minded pursuit for their avowed objectives.

from:  Sanjay Barot Rakhdoo
Posted on: Jan 27, 2014 at 12:07 IST

The way the politicians, police and administrators behave, India needs a "Dictator" to discipline them and have a credible transparent and fair government.

from:  Chandran
Posted on: Jan 27, 2014 at 10:01 IST

Wrong, Mr Kejriwal. It is your Law minister Bharti and a leading member
of your core group Kumar Vishwas, besides another leading member and
Senior Supreme Court Lawyer, Prashant Bhushan who have brought
disrepute and loss of public support to your party through intemperate
remarks and comments and irresponsible behaviour in public.

from:  N.S.Rajan
Posted on: Jan 27, 2014 at 09:47 IST

"The very meaning of "Party violation" needs definition and
elaboration for a new born conglomeration of ideologically different
people."Aam Aatmi"regrets over the immature and indecisive
provocations from the elected ruling elite enjoying all the privileges
including security in mufti and health care facilities.The President
in his Republic Day message made it clear the need for accountability
and responsibility.The irresponsible AAP leadership exposes themselves
as mockers and end up as street orators.It is disturbing and
annoying.The major political parties are only waiting apt time for
retribution.

from:  Dr K V Peter
Posted on: Jan 27, 2014 at 08:26 IST
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