AAP suspends rebel MLA Devinder Sehrawat
NEW DELHI: Aam Admi Party suspended its rebel Bijwasan MLA Col Devinder Sehrawat from its primary membership on Monday. The AAP’s Disciplinary Committee’s Delhi unit took the action after receiving a series of complaints against him.
AAP’s Delhi unit convenor Dilip Pandey said, “Devinder Sehrawat has been suspended by the disciplinary committee, pending enquiry”.
Earlier Sehrawat wrote to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal alleging that there are leaders in the party in Punjab that are exploiting women in return for tickets for various constituencies in Punjab. AAP Punjab leaders Durgesh Pathak and Sanjay Singh had filed a defamation suit against Sehrawat following the allegations.
Meanwhile, Sehrawat has dared the AAP leaders to expel him, saying, “If you have the courage, severe the ties and expel. With 67 MLAs you could not perform. You don’t have it in you – so get out of the Way.”
This fresh salvo from Sehrawat came as the party is currently grappling with misconduct and sleaze charges against its leaders.
AAP sources said the former Army officer has a love and hate relationship with the party. The relationship only got bitter after he lost the 2014 Lok Sabha election after contesting from South Delhi. He was the only sitting MLA who was given a Lok Sabha ticket in Delhi.
Sehrawat is the fourth party legislator whose primary membership has been suspended. The list also includes Timarpur legislator Pankaj Pushkar and two other sacked ministers Sandeep Kumar and Asim Ahmed Khan.