Bhushan, like Yadav, said that Kejriwal and “his coterie” had forgotten the principles that the party was built on.
The decision to sack them from the party was taken by the national disciplinary committee which said as it was not satisfied with the response it got to the show-cause notice.
Rescuing the organization from this state of affairs is not indiscipline, it is the duty of every volunteer.
Yadav said the movement will steer clear of criticising the AAP government and focus on the ‘positives’.
‘Incidentally, one of the charges against me in the notice is that I leak information,’ Yadav said.
Party gives them 48 hours to respond.
Bhushan, Yadav, Anand Kumar and Ajit Jha were dropped from top panels of the party at the National Council meeting.
The committee was reconstituted with Pankaj Gupta, Dinesh Waghela, and Ashish Khaitan as members.
The Bhushan-Yadav faction took the party to another extreme, inviting media persons to witness its Swaraj Samwad meeting.
Several AAP members took to the stage, and most stories narrated hurt and disappointment.
Both Yadav and Bhushan said they understood the desire to either fight the AAP leadership or form a party immediately.
Yadav said they would “not” quit AAP as he emphasised that it does not belong to a “single” person.
Party volunteers said that the meet was part of mass mobilisation effort within the party to demand for internal democracy.
Yadav said he only want find a way forward to achieve the goals the party had set three years ago.
The faction has launched a publicity campaign on social media, stating that the ‘swaraj samvad’ is “a dialogue on the new politics that formed the AAP and on the change we wish to see in Indian politics”.