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Yadav, Bhushan hit back, accuse AAP leadership of violating party constitution

Prasant Bhushan also accused NDC member Pankaj Gupta of not implementing several decisions of the NDC.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: April 20, 2015 8:15:32 pm
prashant bhushan, yogendra yadav, AAP, aam aadmi party, arvind kejriwal, AAP split, AAP rift, manish sisodia Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan at a press conference (Express photo by Amit Mehra)

AAP dissident leaders Prashan Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav on Monday hit back at the party leadership in their response to the show-cause notice issued to them by the National Disciplinary Committee (NDC).

While Bhushan accused its members Pankaj Gupta of accepting donations from dubious companies and Ashish Khetan of doing a “paid news” story, favouring a company, Yadav accused the top leadership of indulging in “gross violation” of the constitution.

In his response to the notice which was issued to him on April 17, Bhushan questioned the move saying both Gupta and Khetan had levelled allegations against him and in such a scenario, how can they be “judges” in this case.

Read Also: Full text of Prashant Bhushan’s reply to AAP’s show cause notice

Bhushan also accused Gupta of not implementing several decisions of the NDC.

Referring to the case of accepting donation of Rs 2 crore, Bhushan said, instead of referring the case to the party Lokpal Admiral L Ramdas, he was sacked from the post.

He also accused Khetan of writing a “planted” story and added that instead of sacking the former journalist, Khetan has now been rewarded by being appointed as the chairperson of the Delhi Dialogue commission and as a member of the National Disciplinary committee.

Read Also: Full text of Yogendra Yadav’s reply to AAP’s show-cause notice

On the other hand, Yadav 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), 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.


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