In its first phase, the movement will focus on states such as Bihar, West Bengal and Maharashtra and reach out to farmers.
This is Yadav’s first visit to Pune after his acrimonious exit from AAP, of which he was a founding member.
Ex-AAP leader Yogendra Yadav said the real issue was not technicalities behind the arrest of Jitender Singh Tomar.
Yadav added that to attain the justified goal, one needed to have political prudence, legal preparedness and patience.
However, the group criticized the manner in which the demand was raised by the Arvind Kejriwal government, calling it “immature” and “counterproductive”.
Yogendra, Bhushan distance themselves from AAP, say their fight against corruption will continue under ‘Swaraj Abhiyan’ banner,
Call Kejriwal dictatorial, to be now part of Yogendra Yadav’s Swaraj Samvad which may take up an active political role in near future
However, a senior AAP leader downplayed the resignations and said that this is not going to affect the party in anyway.
Referring to the AAP, he said the party which had raised hopes of being “different” from the herd “became a victim of Delhi-centredness”.
Maruti Bhapkar was the first to put in his papers after AAP dissociated itself from members.
Outlining plans for Swaraj Abhiyan he said that the movement must not be individual centric.
Asked whether he still considered himself to be a part of AAP, Yadav said “I consider myself as a part of a movement.”
AAP “volunteers” had launched a Swaraj Samvad, an exercise they described as an attempt to gauge the political ground realities in the state.
Some party volunteers talked of a deep divide eroding the basic tenets of the party in the state.
Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav and 2 others were expelled from AAP on charges of ‘anti-party activities.’