Aam Aadmi Party debacle: Leaders who found their way out

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 28 March 2015, 12:37 PM

Aam Aadmi Party senior leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav were unanimously removed from the National Council of the party. A total of 23 votes were in favour of Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, while 200 chose to vote against them.

Gopal Rai chaired AAP National Executive meet, which was slammed by the thrown out leaders.

“People were raising slogans against me and Prashant ji amid Arvind's speech during NC meeting,” Yogendra Yadav told reporters after being shown his way out.

Joining him Prashant Bhushan also slammed the way meeting held. He alleged that there were goons who were beating people and were not allowing anyone to speak a word.

With such bizarre acts during the National Council meet, here is a list of prominent leaders who left the party in recent past.

Shazia Ilmi

Journalist-turned-politician Shazia Ilmi was the media face for the party. But she chose to quit her post from the party after alleging that many crucial decisions are taken by few and no one cares to take a view point on them.

Captain Gopinath

Pioneer of low-cost airlines in India, Captain Gopinath gave a big jolt to the party after he announced his resignation shortly after the Lok Sabha elections. The reason he gave was that Aam Aadmi Party has lost its focus and he sees no reason to stay with the party.

Vinod Kumar Binny

Vinod Kumar Binny was literally expelled from the party after he tried to raise his voice against the prominent leaders in the party. Binny accused the party of betraying the people and was subsequently expelled. Later he tried his luck against Kejriwal on a BJP ticket but failed drastically.

SP Udayakumar

Noted anti-nuclear movement activist SP Udayakumar left AAP in October this year. The reason for his departure was that he felt that the party was not sufficiently paying heed to the people and issues relating to Tamil Nadu. Her oust is counted as one of the biggest blow as she could have turned out as a golden card for the party to put hold on south region.

MS Dhir

The former AAP legislator and speaker of Delhi Assembly, MS Dhir also left the party on Friday. He said that the former Delhi chief minister who ruled the state for 49 days, doesn't deserve a second chance and may run away in 29 days!

First Published: Saturday, March 28, 2015 12:32 PM
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