AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan voluntarily resigned from the party’s PAC on Monday night, a day after 40 MLAs wrote a letter against Khan, seeking his ouster from the party’s political affairs committee (PAC) for pointing fingers at Kumar Vishwas.
The incident took place when Delhi CM, AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal called a PAC meeting to talk about issues that surfaced after the allegations by Khan on Sunday against Vishwas.
Khan reached Delhi CM Kejriwal’s residence, where the PAC meet was in progress, tendered his resignation and left. Conversely, Vishwas, a founder member of the AAP, did not attend the PAC meet.
“Amanatullah Khan has resigned from the party’s PAC and his resignation has been accepted,” Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said. “In the PAC it was discussed that the party leaders including the MLAs should exercise restraint while making remarks,” he added.
Sisodia also urged party workers “to believe in the party’s leadership” and discuss with Kejriwal before “engaging in such statements and remarks or issue any video”. He said that Kejriwal was “unhappy” with both Amanatullah and Vishwas.
While some PAC members were angry against Khan’s remark on Vishwas, the latter’s absence from the meeting was also a matter of discussion. “He (Vishwas) is also giving interviews, statements and releasing videos outside party fora and Arvind (Kejriwal) is hurt that some people are giving statements outside the party.”
Amanatullah accused Vishwas of behind hand-in-glove with BJP and running a conspiracy against AAP. He had also said that ‘Vishwas was attempting to bring internal rift in Party on the order from BJP’.