Prashant Bhushan removed from AAP's disciplinary panel, Admiral Ramdas as internal Lokpal
Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) national executive meeting was held at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence on Sunday, a day after senior party leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhuhan were removed from their posts.
New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday removed Prashant Bhushan from the National Disciplinary Committee and Admiral Ramdas as internal Lokpal.
The decision was announced by the party after AAP's national executive meeting was held at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence today
A three-member disciplinary committee will now replace Prashant Bhushan and will include Ashish Khetan and national secretary Pankaj Gupta.
Similarly, new Lokpal would now include three members - former IPS officer M Dileep Kumar, Rakesh Sinha, former DIG, and educationist Dr SP Verma.
A miffed Ramdas had earlier written to the Political Affairs Committee criticising the leadership after he was sent an SMS asking him not to attend the National Council meeting to avoid "confrontation".
(With PTI Inputs)
Ramdas said he had come from his village in Maharashtra to attend the meet. However, he said he would not attend the meet to "honour" the party's request.
Shortly after the meeting, AAP leader Pankaj Gupta said that the party has constituted four committees.
The party leaders held discussions over filling vacancies on the post of Yadav and Bhushan in today's meeting.
Speaking about the removal of senior party leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhuhan, party leader Gopal Rai said, “they were removed for indiscipline.”
The AAP body also announced a committee that will take care of the April 22 agitation against the Land Acquisition Bill, when the party plans to gherao Parliament on the issue.
This committee comprises Ilyas Azmi, Prem Singh Pahadi, Yogesh Dahiya, Somendra Dhaka, Gurnam Singh and Kiran Vissa, which would decide on the details of the agitation programme.
The party has also formed a committee under the leadership of senior leader and PAC member Sanjay Singh to look into expansion of the organisation in other states.