The AAP will take action against dissident party leaders Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav and two others for organising ‘Swaraj Samwad’ – an open dialogue – against the party’s wish, a leader said here on Wednesday.
Taking to the media after the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) two-hour long Political Affairs Committee meeting at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence, party leader Sanjay Singh said: “We have referred the matter of Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan, Ajit Jha and Anand Kumar holding the ‘Swaraj Samwad’ to the national disciplinary committee. It will take suitable action.”
He, however, refused to comment on when the action would be taken.
Yadav and Bhushan, ousted from the party’s national executive on March 28 for alleged “anti-party” activities, held a day-long conference on Tuesday that was attended by over 4,000 people, many of whom claimed to be AAP volunteers.
The event was seen as an attempt to break the AAP led by Kejriwal. However, Yadav, Bhushan and Kumar have denied any intention to split or leave the party.
Earlier in the day, Yadav and Bhushan hinted at forming a political party and also named Kumar as the national convener of the steering committee of ‘Swaraj Abhiyan’ — a non-political movement to establish ‘swaraj’ (self-rule) in the country’s cultural, political, economic and social fields.