Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will issue a show cause notice to the disgruntled party MLA Vinod Binny for publicly attacking the party and speaking in the “language associated” with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Reacting to a spate of allegations levelled by Binny, senior AAP leader and a member of the party’s Political Affairs Committee (PAC) Yogendra Yadav said Binny’s allegations are politically motivated and would be dealt with strictly.

“This is a gross case of indiscipline. The PAC of AAP views it as such and will issue him a notice to show cause,” Yadav said, adding that the MLA’s assertions stem from his frustration at being denied what he considers his due from AAP.

Binny had moved to AAP from the Congress and with his experience had expected a berth in the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s newly-formed Cabinet. Failing that, he has reportedly been pushing for a party ticket for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

“Perhaps Binny is upset because he has not become a Minister and has been denied a Lok Sabha ticket… It seems that he has been reading from someone else’s speech. The points he has been making are the same issues that were raised by Harshvardhan (Delhi BJP leader and former State Health Minister),” Yadav said.

Yadav’s sharp reaction against Binny came after the latter mounted a fresh attack on AAP, especially its top leader Arvind Kejriwal describing him as an “autocrat” and all the rest, among whom several media personalities and academicians, as “opportunists”. He alleged that AAP had an “understanding” with the Congress.

(This article was published on January 16, 2014)
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