Emotional Kumar Viswas On The Way Out Of AAP
New Delhi: AAP rebel Kumar Viswas declared on Tuesday that he would not apologise for his statement concerning the nation. An emotional Viswas was on the verge of breaking down when he told the media that he would take a decision on his future course in 24 hours.
After losing the MCD elections, there has been a virtual revolt in the AAP. Kumar Viswas has been vocal in his criticism against the AAP leadership. Viswas said he met Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and discussed the issues. ‘But the party leaders continue to make allegations that I am in league with the BJP. This cannot go on any more,’ said Viswas. Amanatullah Khan who alleged that Viswas is an agent of BJP and he has received crores of rupees from the BJP to buy MLAs and split the AAP has resigned from party’s ‘Political Action Committee.’ “Amanatulla is a mukhauta(mask) of the coterie around Kejriwal,” alleged Viswas.
Biswas is a very prominent leader whose approval rate is almost on par with that of Kejriwal. He was with Kejriwal in the struggle against corruption. Both Kejriwal and Viswas had worked under the leadership of Anna Hazare in ‘India Against Corruption’ campaign. Earlier, persons like Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan, who were founders of the AAP, had left the party in protest against Kejriwal’s style of functioning. Viswas said he does not want to be a CM or a Deputy CM or even a party president. “But no one can curtail my freedom to speak out my mind,” he said.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia spoke to media briefly and found faults with Viswas for speaking to the media about the internal affairs of the party. Sisodia was very brisk and to the point in his brief intervention. Indications point out to the possibility of expelling Viswas from the party even before he announces his resignation. Sources say Viswas has the support of at least 25 MLAs.