AAP disbands its unit in Maharashtra

AAP National Executive member Mayank Gandhi.  

The Aam Aadmi Party disbanded its Maharashtra unit on Friday, provoking its leader Mayank Gandhi to take pot-shots at party leaders in Delhi. However, AAP leaders in Delhi said only restructuring was taking place.

Mr. Gandhi, who has been with the Mumbai team for long, tweeted on Thursday that the politics his party believed in had changed and some leaders in the Delhi unit were meddling in the functioning of the Maharashtra unit. “Two types of politics — one that works with the people on ground and other that do ‘chaplusi’ in Delhi. The second type has won. Jai ho!”

“Beautifully functioning Maharashtra teams dissolved,” said another tweet. “Sad that politics has won.”

AAP leaders in Delhi said that teams had not been dissolved. “In the ongoing process of strengthening the organisation in various States, the PAC has decided to dissolve all bodies in Maharashtra. National Secretary Pankaj Gupta will be in charge of the State and under him a team will work on organisation-building in the State. The new structure will take shape in a very short time,” said a terse statement posted on the party website on Thursday morning.

Sources in the party said some leaders, including Mr. Gandhi, had been upset with the party for some time and they were trying to provoke the leadership into taking action against them.

“But the party, after the ouster of Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan, have decided they will not expel anyone, unless there are very serious allegations.”

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