Press Esc to close
Tuesday 23 December 2014
News updated at 3:18 AM IST
Weather
Max: 28.3°C
Min : 17.1°C
In Bengaluru
Partially cloudy

AAP expels rebel legislator Binny

New Delhi, Jan 26, 2014, (IANS):
A party statement said the decision was taken by a disciplinary committee set up after Binny went to press with complaints against the Arvind Kejriwal government. PTI file photo

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Sunday expelled rebel legislator Vinod Kumar Binny, who has been criticising the party's Delhi government.

A party statement said the decision was taken by a disciplinary committee set up after Binny went to press with complaints against the Arvind Kejriwal government.

"This disciplinary committee has decided to expel Vinod Kumar Binny and terminate his primary membership from the party, for publicly making false statements against the party and its leadership, thereby bringing disrepute to the party," it said.

Binny, who defeated A.K. Walia, the health minister in the Sheila Dikshit government, from the Laxmi Nagar assembly constituency in east Delhi, had attacked his party and the government for allegedly backtracking on the promises made in the election manifesto, including on water and power sectors.

He also threatened to go on a hunger strike at Jantar Mantar Jan 27.

AAP leaders countered his charges saying he was upset about not being given a ministerial berth in Delhi cabinet.

A disciplinary committee was formed by AAP on Jan 19, headed by party national secretary Pankaj Gupta.

The other members of the committee included Ashish Talwar, Illyas Azmi, Yogendra Yadav and Gopal Rai.

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader V.K. Malhotra meanwhile said Binny would be welcomed if he wants to join the BJP.

"If he (Binny) comes to BJP, we will welcome him," Malhotra told news channel Times Now.

Binny had alleged that AAP "does not function democratically" and four-five people take all the decisions in the party.

He had claimed that Kejriwal gets angry if people do not agree with him.

The MLA had also come down hard on the ministers of Delhi government who have taken "big cars" bearing "fancy registration" numbers, saying it was against party principle.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
People sit around a bonfire to warm themselves during a...

People sit around a bonfire to warm themselves during a...

IAF soldiers march during a rehearsal for the upcoming...

IAF soldiers march during a rehearsal for the upcoming...

Super Star Amitabh Bachchan  along with Chief Minister of...

Super Star Amitabh Bachchan along with Chief Minister of...

SP Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav chats with RJD President...

SP Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav chats with RJD President...

A Leopard walks by the bushes at Bannerghatta...

A Leopard walks by the bushes at Bannerghatta...

A Rajasthani folk dancer performs during handicraft...

A Rajasthani folk dancer performs during handicraft...

An Indian man exercises as fog envelops a park...

An Indian man exercises as fog envelops a park...

A shop is attracting people, to purchase Christmas...

A shop is attracting people, to purchase Christmas...

A family is performing the rituals as part of the Ellamavasye celebration...

A family is performing the rituals as part of the Ellamavasye celebration...

Students along with teacher takes part in the 'Swachha Bharath Abhiyan'...

Students along with teacher takes part in the 'Swachha Bharath Abhiyan'...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523