New Delhi: A day after 40 AAP MLAs handed over a letter against MLA Amanatullah Khan, seeking his removal from party Political Affairs Committee (PAC) for pointing fingers at Kumar Vishwas, Amanatullah Khan voluntarily resigned from the party’s PAC on Monday night.
This happened when Delhi CM and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal had called a PAC meeting to discuss the issues that arose after the allegations levelled by Okhla MLA Khan on Sunday against Vishwas.
Khan reached Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal’s residence, where the PAC meet was underway, tendered his resignation from the PAC and left. On the other hand, Vishwas, a founder member of the AAP, did not turn up for the PAC meet.
“Amanatullah Khan has resigned from the party’s PAC and his resignation has been accepted,” Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia told reporters after the meeting.
“In the PAC it was discussed that the party leaders including the MLAs should exercise restraint while making remarks,” Sisodia said, while urging party workers “to believe in the party’s leadership” and talk to Kejriwal before “engaging in such statements and remarks or issue any video”.
Delhi deputy CM Sisodia, said that Kejriwal was “unhappy” with both Amanatullah and Vishwas in so far in the way they raised the issue outside the party fora.
He said that some PAC members expressed anger against what Khan said regarding Vishwas and his absence from the meeting was also a matter of discussion there.
“He (Vishwas) is also giving interviews, statements and releasing videos outside party fora and Arvind (Kejriwal) is hurt that some people are giving statements outside the party.”
Amanatullah had accused Vishwas of behind hand-in-glove with Bharatiya Janta Party and running a conspiracy against AAP. He had also said that ‘Vishwas was attempting to bring internal rift in Aam Aadmi Party on the order from BJP’.