In the reply sent to AAP National Disciplinary Committee (NDC) headDinesh Waghela, Yadav justified his response and said that a non-response could be seen as an admission of guilt and could give credence to some of these ridiculous charges.
Yadav pointed out that the complaint forwarded by the party’s NDC had ‘factual misrepresentations’ and ‘innuendos’. He alleged that the NDC did not clearly comprehend is to what was an ‘anti-party activity’ and ‘discipline’.
“The complainant assumes that discipline is all about obedience or conformity to orders from above. He also assumes that the Party is co-terminus with its leadership, which is the same thing as the supreme Leader. Naturally, the complainant believes that like all other parties, anything that the Leader does not like or approve constitutes indiscipline and anti-party activity,” Yadav said.
“What he forgets is that AAP was born precisely to counter this kind of undemocratic politics. In a democratic organisation like ours discipline is no doubt about self-restraint, but precisely in order to align one’s actions with a higher purpose, namely, Swaraj,” he added.
Further explaining his version of ‘anti-party’ activity, Yadav said: “In fact, when the leadership of the party indulges in gross violation of the letter and spirit of the Constitution of the Party, conformity to its diktats is an anti-party activity.”
“The manner in which this show cause notice has been issued only confirms everyone’s worst suspicions. The timing of the communication and its contents were known to the media before it reached me,” Yadav added.
The AAP had earlier on Friday served show cause notices to four senior members of the party -Yogendra Yadav , Anand Kumar, Prashant Bhushan and Ajit Jha.