New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday removed Kumar Vishvas as party’s Rajasthan in-charge, almost a year after he was handed over the position.The decision to remove Vishvas was taken at the Political Affairs Committee (PAC) meeting held here, two days ago in view of the Rajasthan Assembly polls slated to be held later this year.
“AAP will contest Rajasthan assembly elections. Deepak Bajpai (party’s national treasurer) will be new state in-charge,” senior party leader Ashutosh told reporters here. On 3 May, 2017, the party appointed Vishvas as Rajasthan in-charge and simultaneously suspended Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan from the party’s primary membership for his salvo against Dr Vishvas.
Later, the party revoked Khan’s suspension. It may be mentioned over the last few months, Vishvas has been targeting party leaders on various issues leaving them red-faced. He had raised concerns over “disconnect with volunteers” and also said the party boss (Arvind Kejriwal) was surrounded by “yes men”. It is believed that Vishvas was also ‘disappointed’ on being denied the Rajya Sabha ticket by the party.