AAP leader Preeti Sharma hits out at Mayank Gandhi

A day after the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) disbanded its Maharashtra unit, the party's state-level leader Preeti Sharma Menon on Friday hit out at AAP's national executive member Mayank Gandhi and said that he manoeuvred the volunteers in a "dictatorial" way.

Mumbai: A day after the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) disbanded its Maharashtra unit, the party's state-level leader Preeti Sharma Menon on Friday hit out at AAP's national executive member Mayank Gandhi and said that he manoeuvred the volunteers in a "dictatorial" way.

"Mayank Gandhi is a member of AAP's national executive, but his role never went upto the city level and he indulged in the lowest level of politics which destroyed the zeal and enthusiasm of volunteers," Sharma said while speaking to PTI here.

"He was manoeuvring the volunteers in a dictatorial way ....Party's base has become almost dysfunctional leading to unrest among the dedicated volunteers about which our central leadership was apprised and just to clean up the mess created thanks to Gandhi, the top leadership had to dissolve the state unit," she said.

Yesterday, reacting to dissolution of state unit, Mayank Gandhi had slammed the top AAP leader and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, saying he was "hell-bent on destroying the organisation".

Talking about the decision to dissolve the Maharashtra unit, member of AAP's state executive committee and senior leader Ravi Srivastava said today, "As a party worker I am supposed to and bound to follow the directives of top leaders, so there is no question of approving or disapproving the party's decision."

State unit head Subhash Ware and secretary Abha Mulay remained unavailable for comments on the development.

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