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.’
Bhushan, like Yadav, said that Kejriwal and “his coterie” had forgotten the principles that the party was built on.
Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan were today expelled from the Aam Aadmi Party.
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’.