Heckled by AAP, she quits

Since she didn’t hold a designated post in the party, Bhaduri is not required to tender her resignation.

Published:February 3, 2014 1:48 am

A day after alleging that she was heckled at the AAP’s National Council meeting, founder member Madhu Bhaduri on Sunday quit the party. “I did not have a choice. I was literally chased out of the meeting,” she said.

Since she didn’t hold a designated post in the party, Bhaduri is not required to tender her resignation.

A former diplomat, Bhaduri joined the AAP in 2012 after her retirement. “For some time now, I have been feeling a lack of social awareness in the party,” she said.

She said, “The Aam Aadmi Party has become the aam aadmi prejudice party. It is very convenient for them to shape their beliefs around the prejudices of voters.”

In the National Council meeting on Friday, Bhaduri tried to move a motion “to tender an apology to the women from Uganda and Nigeria living in Khirki Extension”. According to Bhaduri, she was forced to leave the podium as the audience started shouting.

Refuting the allegation that Bhaduri was heckled, party spokesperson Deepak Bajpai said she was given five minutes to put her point across at the meeting. After that, “those sitting in front did ask her to sit down. However, leaders on the dais… tried to argue with the crowd to let her speak, but they did not”.

Police said no case had been registered though both sides had filed complaints.

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    Amit Singh
    Feb 3, 2014 at 6:40 am
    So since few mindless buggers have problems with African people u can paint evry one with the same. Rush and let me tell u this Indians are really mindless creatures who tease there own country men by calling them ing considering every north eastern girl a prosute so it's no surprise if those living in Khirki have a problem why don they stop renting accommodation to these people but they give it to the becaus pe they pay more than Indiams so before advocating s know the background as far as AAP and it's leaders are concerned they are. A bunch of meglomaniachs
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    Amit Singh
    Feb 3, 2014 at 6:40 am
    So since few mindless buggers have problems with African people u can paint evry one with the same. Rush and let me tell u this Indians are really mindless creatures who tease there own country men by calling them ing considering every north eastern girl a prosute so it's no surprise if those living in Khirki have a problem why don they stop renting accommodation to these people but they give it to the becaus pe they pay more than Indiams so before advocating s know the background as far as AAP and it's leaders are concerned they are. A bunch of meglomaniachs
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    namah
    Feb 2, 2014 at 9:09 pm
    aam aadmi party...well they do say it like it is...'aadmi'...never said anything about 'aurat':-)these jokers don't surprise me anymore...
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    Meena Selaginella
    Feb 2, 2014 at 9:22 pm
    Madhu Ji should keep her ego aside and have patience till the judicial enquiry to be over.
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