AAP may reach out to 2 suspended MPs if they realise mistake: Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the party has no problem in reaching out to its two suspended MPs from Punjab provided they "realise their mistake".
Chandigarh: Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the party has no problem in reaching out to its two suspended MPs from Punjab provided they "realise their mistake".
Asked if AAP will reach out to its MPs from Patiala and Fatehgarh Sahib Dharamvira Gandhi and Harinder Singh Khalsa, suspended last year for alleged "anti-party" activities, Kejriwal said "let's see, we will make an effort."
"If they realise their mistake, we do not have any problem," he told reporters.
Asked if AAP fears that the two MPs may damage the party's prospect in the 2017 assembly election in Punjab, he said, "nothing like that."
Reacting to Kejriwal's remarks, Patiala MP Gandhi, who is close to Yogendra Yadav of 'Swaraj Abhiyan', said "I have done no wrong. Rather Arvind Kejriwal needs to answer volunteers of the party and the people of Punjab and India as a whole whether he still holds on to the principles of transparency, accountability, Swaraj and inner-party democracy."
"If my raising of issues related to these principles, and if upholding the respect of volunteers and their confidence in party ideals are a crime in the eyes and mind of party supremo Arvind Kejriwal, then he should reconsider the politically suicidal path he has chosen to undertake.
"I have already replied to the suspension notice served on me and the 'Delhi high command' is sitting pretty over it without taking a decision for over six months," Gandhi said in a statement.
He also accused the Delhi-based leadership of AAP of creating "confusion and division in the ranks of the party volunteers through deliberately putting burning political and economic issues of Punjab on back-burner and adopting arbitrary approach in appointments".