AAP leadership violates party constitution: Yadav

Yadav questioned the locus standi of the panel saying since the National Executive (NE) meeting held on March 29 was illegal.

Updated - November 16, 2021 05:08 pm IST

Published - April 20, 2015 05:38 pm IST - New Delhi

Dissident AAP leader Yogendra Yadav on Monday hit back at the party leadership, accusing it of indulging in “gross violation” of the constitution and claiming that no party body was consulted when Arvind Kejriwal resigned as the Delhi Chief Minister.

In his response to the show-cause notice of the National Disciplinary Committee (NDC), Mr. Yadav questioned the locus standi of the panel saying since the National Executive (NE) meeting held on March 29 was illegal; the decisions taken in that meeting were also illegal in nature.

“Major political decisions were taken bypassing the relevant decision making bodies. No Committee was even consulted in major decisions like resignation of Delhi government in February 2014, diversion of resources to Varanasi and Amethi constituencies and the allocation of funds to candidates during the Lok Sabha elections.

“The majority NE decision (15 for, 4 against) to allow state units to decide about state assembly elections were not implemented till it was reversed in the next meeting. The PAC decision on the CM staging a dharna was unilaterally overturned by the CM himself”, he said.

“The selection of candidates in Delhi election this year was done without adequately involving or even informing the PAC,” Mr. Yadav said.

He said that this has led to an “undeclared Emergency” in the party. He also attacked Kejriwal and his “coterie” for gross violation of party constitution and has systematically removed all the opposition.

“The party’s Leader and the coterie around him have repeatedly violated the letter and the spirit of the Party’s Constitution. They have also systematically removed any person, forum or institution within the Party where these acts could be questioned and redressed. Therefore I cannot but laugh at references to swaraj and democratic procedures in the complaint that you have forwarded. Some of these gross violations that have led to a complete breakdown of constitutional order within the Party.

“In fact, when the leadership of the party indulges in gross violation of the letter and spirit of the Constitution of the Party, conformity to its diktats is an anti-party activity. Rescuing the organisation from this state of affairs is not indiscipline, it is the duty of every volunteer,” he said.

The party too hit back saying the rebel leaders had no respect for institutions in the party.

“Before reply reaches the Disciplinary committee, it reaches to all the channels, this is their commitment and resolve to respect institutions. I repeat YY (Yadav)/PB (Prashant Bhushan) are masters in shadow boxing and media leaks.

“They talk about respect for institutions. They will disrespect PAC, NE and NC as it did not decide in their favour. And now disrespecting NDC,” a party leader said.

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